Rasp palm
Rasp Rasp, n. [OE. raspe, OF. raspe, F. r[^a]pe. See {Rasp}, v.] [1913 Webster] 1. A coarse file, on which the cutting prominences are distinct points raised by the oblique stroke of a sharp punch, instead of lines raised by a chisel, as on the true file. [1913 Webster]

2. The raspberry. [Obs.] ``Set sorrel amongst rasps, and the rasps will be the smaller.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

{Rasp palm} (Bot.), a Brazilian palm tree ({Iriartea exorhiza}) which has strong a["e]rial roots like a screw pine. The roots have a hard, rough surface, and are used by the natives for graters and rasps, whence the common name. [1913 Webster]


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  • Iriartea exorhiza — Rasp Rasp, n. [OE. raspe, OF. raspe, F. r[^a]pe. See {Rasp}, v.] [1913 Webster] 1. A coarse file, on which the cutting prominences are distinct points raised by the oblique stroke of a sharp punch, instead of lines raised by a chisel, as on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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