jacitara palm

\\|jasə|tärə-\ noun also jacitara (-s)
Etymology: Portuguese jacitara, from Tupi
: a Brazilian palm of the genus Desmoncus the distal pinnae of whose leaves are represented by retrorse hooks that enable the stem to climb — see tipiti

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • jacitara — noun see jacitara palm …   Useful english dictionary

  • desmoncus — dezˈmäŋkəs noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from desm + Greek onkos barbed hook more at angle : a genus of pinnate leaved prickly climbing palms found from Mexico to Brazil see jacitara palm …   Useful english dictionary

  • tipiti — ˈtipəd.ē, |tipə|tē noun ( s) Etymology: Portuguese, from Tupi tapetí : an elastic plaited cylinder of jacitara palm bark used in expressing the juice from the root in making cassava …   Useful english dictionary


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