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.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.