with hard-shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil
babassu abassu n. 1. a tall feather palm of northern Brazil ({Orbignya barbosiana}) with hard-shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil ({) with hard-shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil (}) and a kind of vegetable ivory.

Syn: babassu palm, coco de macao, {Orbignya phalerata}, {Orbignya spesiosa}, {Orbignya martiana}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • babassu — abassu n. 1. a tall feather palm of northern Brazil ({Orbignya barbosiana}) with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil ({) with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil (}) and a kind of vegetable ivory. Syn: babassu palm, coco de macao,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orbignya barbosiana — babassu abassu n. 1. a tall feather palm of northern Brazil ({Orbignya barbosiana}) with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil ({) with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil (}) and a kind of vegetable ivory. Syn: babassu palm, coco de… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orbignya martiana — babassu abassu n. 1. a tall feather palm of northern Brazil ({Orbignya barbosiana}) with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil ({) with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil (}) and a kind of vegetable ivory. Syn: babassu palm, coco de… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orbignya phalerata — babassu abassu n. 1. a tall feather palm of northern Brazil ({Orbignya barbosiana}) with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil ({) with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil (}) and a kind of vegetable ivory. Syn: babassu palm, coco de… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orbignya spesiosa — babassu abassu n. 1. a tall feather palm of northern Brazil ({Orbignya barbosiana}) with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil ({) with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil (}) and a kind of vegetable ivory. Syn: babassu palm, coco de… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • babassu — noun Etymology: Portuguese babaçú, from Tupi *ɨβáwasú, from ɨβá fruit + wasú large Date: 1917 a tall pinnate leaved palm (Orbignya phalerata syn. O. barbosiana) of Brazil with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • babassu — noun tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory • Syn: ↑babassu palm, ↑coco de macao, ↑Orbignya phalerata, ↑Orbignya spesiosa, ↑Orbignya martiana • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm …   Useful english dictionary

  • babassu palm — noun tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory • Syn: ↑babassu, ↑coco de macao, ↑Orbignya phalerata, ↑Orbignya spesiosa, ↑Orbignya martiana • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm …   Useful english dictionary

  • coco de macao — noun tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory • Syn: ↑babassu, ↑babassu palm, ↑Orbignya phalerata, ↑Orbignya spesiosa, ↑Orbignya martiana • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orbignya martiana — noun tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory • Syn: ↑babassu, ↑babassu palm, ↑coco de macao, ↑Orbignya phalerata, ↑Orbignya spesiosa • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm …   Useful english dictionary

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