piasaba
Piassava Pi*as"sa*va, n. [Pg. piasaba.] A fibrous product of two Brazilian palm trees ({Attalea funifera} and {Leopoldinia Piassaba}), -- used in making brooms, and for other purposes. Called also {pia[,c]aba} and {piasaba}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Piasaba — Leopoldinia (C) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • piasaba — pi·a·sa·ba …   English syllables

  • piasaba — noun see piassava …   Useful english dictionary

  • Attalea funifera — Piassava Pi*as sa*va, n. [Pg. piasaba.] A fibrous product of two Brazilian palm trees ({Attalea funifera} and {Leopoldinia Piassaba}), used in making brooms, and for other purposes. Called also {pia[,c]aba} and {piasaba}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leopoldinia Piassaba — Piassava Pi*as sa*va, n. [Pg. piasaba.] A fibrous product of two Brazilian palm trees ({Attalea funifera} and {Leopoldinia Piassaba}), used in making brooms, and for other purposes. Called also {pia[,c]aba} and {piasaba}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • piacaba — Piassava Pi*as sa*va, n. [Pg. piasaba.] A fibrous product of two Brazilian palm trees ({Attalea funifera} and {Leopoldinia Piassaba}), used in making brooms, and for other purposes. Called also {pia[,c]aba} and {piasaba}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Piassava — Pi*as sa*va, n. [Pg. piasaba.] A fibrous product of two Brazilian palm trees ({Attalea funifera} and {Leopoldinia Piassaba}), used in making brooms, and for other purposes. Called also {pia[,c]aba} and {piasaba}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Piassavefaser — Pi|as|sa|ve|fa|ser 〈[ və ] f. 21〉 Faser aus den Blattscheiden verschiedener Palmen; Sy Piassava [<port. piassaba, piasaba <Tupi piasaba] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Piassavefaser — Pi|as|sa|ve|fa|ser 〈 [ və ] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: n〉 Faser aus den Blattscheiden verschiedener Palmen; Syn. Piassave [Etym.: <portug. piassaba, piasaba <Tupi piasaba] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Piassava — Piassava, which is also called Piaçaba and Piasaba or Pissaba, is a fibrous product of two Brazilian palms: Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia piassaba . It is often used in making brooms, and for other purposes. References * Webster s Revised… …   Wikipedia

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