grugru palm
Macaw Ma*caw", n. [From the native name in the Antilles.] (Zo["o]l.) Any parrot of the genus {Ara}, {Sittace}, or {Macrocercus}. About eighteen species are known, all of them found in Central and South America. They are large and have a very long tail, a strong hooked bill, and a naked space around the eyes. The voice is harsh, and the colors are brilliant and strongly contrasted; they are among the largest and showiest of parrots. Different species names have been given to the same macaw, as for example the {Hyacinthine macaw}, which has been variously classified as {Anodorhyncus hyacynthinus}, {Anodorhyncus maximiliani}, and {Macrocercus hyacynthinus}. [1913 Webster +PJC] [1913 Webster]

{Macaw bush} (Bot.), a West Indian name for a prickly kind of nightshade ({Solanum mammosum}).

{Macaw palm}, {Macaw tree} (Bot.), a tropical American palm ({Acrocomia fusiformis} and other species) having a prickly stem and pinnately divided leaves. Its nut yields a yellow butter, with the perfume of violets, which is used in making violet soap. Called also {grugru palm}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Grugru palm — Gru gru palm (Bot.) A West Indian name for several kinds of palm. See {Macaw tree}, under {Macaw}. [Written also {grigri palm}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grugru palm — noun tropical American feather palm having a swollen spiny trunk and edible nuts • Syn: ↑grugru, ↑gri gri, ↑macamba, ↑Acrocomia aculeata • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm • Part Meronyms: ↑grugru nut …   Useful english dictionary

  • grugru — noun tropical American feather palm having a swollen spiny trunk and edible nuts • Syn: ↑gri gri, ↑grugru palm, ↑macamba, ↑Acrocomia aculeata • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm • Part Meronyms: ↑g …   Useful english dictionary

  • grugru nut — noun nut of Brazilian or West Indian palms • Hypernyms: ↑edible nut • Part Holonyms: ↑grugru, ↑gri gri, ↑grugru palm, ↑macamba, ↑Acrocomia aculeata …   Useful english dictionary

  • grugru worms — Palm Palm, n. [AS. palm, L. palma; so named fr. the leaf resembling a hand. See 1st {Palm}, and cf. {Pam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any endogenous tree of the order {Palm[ae]} or {Palmace[ae]}; a palm tree. [1913 Webster] Note: Palms are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grugru — [gro͞o′gro͞o΄] n. [Sp grugrú, prob. < Carib name] 1. a West Indian palm tree (Acrocomia sclerocarpa) with spiny trunk and leaves and edible nuts 2. the large, wormlike, edible larva of a genus (Rhynchophorus) of weevils infesting this palm …   English World dictionary

  • Palm — Palm, n. [AS. palm, L. palma; so named fr. the leaf resembling a hand. See 1st {Palm}, and cf. {Pam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any endogenous tree of the order {Palm[ae]} or {Palmace[ae]}; a palm tree. [1913 Webster] Note: Palms are perennial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palm borers — Palm Palm, n. [AS. palm, L. palma; so named fr. the leaf resembling a hand. See 1st {Palm}, and cf. {Pam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any endogenous tree of the order {Palm[ae]} or {Palmace[ae]}; a palm tree. [1913 Webster] Note: Palms are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palm cabbage — Palm Palm, n. [AS. palm, L. palma; so named fr. the leaf resembling a hand. See 1st {Palm}, and cf. {Pam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any endogenous tree of the order {Palm[ae]} or {Palmace[ae]}; a palm tree. [1913 Webster] Note: Palms are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palm cat — Palm Palm, n. [AS. palm, L. palma; so named fr. the leaf resembling a hand. See 1st {Palm}, and cf. {Pam}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any endogenous tree of the order {Palm[ae]} or {Palmace[ae]}; a palm tree. [1913 Webster] Note: Palms are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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