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]

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  • piassava — [ pjasava ] n. m. • 1869; port. piassaba, du tupi ♦ Palmier de l Amérique du Sud dont on extrait une fibre textile. ♢ Par méton. Cette fibre. Brosse, câble, paillasson en piassava. ● piassava nom masculin ou piassave nom féminin (portugais …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • piassava — [pē΄ə sä′və] n. [Port piassaba < Tupí piaçába, a plant name] 1. a stiff, elastic fiber obtained from any of various palms and used in making brushes, brooms, etc. 2. a palm yielding piassava; esp., any of several Brazilian palms (as… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • Piassava — (Piazaba), so v.w. Piacaba …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Piassava — Alter Piassavabesen Die Piassava (Piassave, Para grass, Monkey grass) ist eine starke, äußerst haltbare Pflanzenfaser, die aus Brasilien und Venezuela nach Europa gebracht wird und von der Strickpalme, Attalea funifera (Mart.), abstammt. Die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • piassava — pluoštinė leopoldinija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos pluoštinis augalas (Leopoldinia piassaba), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Leopoldinia piassaba angl. Para piassava; piassava isp. chiquichiqui port.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • piassava — noun Etymology: Portuguese piassaba, from Tupi pɨasáβa Date: 1835 1. any of several stiff coarse fibers obtained from palms and used especially in cordage or brushes 2. a palm yielding piassava; especially either of two Brazilian palms (Attalea… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • piassava — [ˌpi:ə sα:və] noun 1》 a stout fibre obtained from the leaf stalks of a number of South American and African palm trees. 2》 a palm tree producing piassava. Origin C19: via Port. from Tupi piaçába …   English new terms dictionary

  • piassava — pi|as|sa|va sb., en (trævler af palmeblad), i sms. piassava , fx piassavakost …   Dansk ordbog

  • piassava — /pee euh sah veuh/, n. 1. Also called monkey grass. a coarse, woody fiber obtained from either of two palms, Leopoldina piassaba or Attalea funifera, of South America, used in making brooms, mats, etc. 2. either of these trees. Also, piassaba… …   Universalium

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