Definitions for babassuˌbɑ bəˈsu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ba•bas•suˌbɑ bəˈsu(n.)(pl.)-sus.

  1. a palm, Orbignya barbosiana, of NE Brazil, bearing nuts that yield an oil used in the manufacture of soaps and cosmetics and as a cooking oil.

    Category: Plants

Origin of babassu:

1920–25; < Pg babaçú

Princeton's WordNet

  1. babassu, babassu palm, coco de macao, Orbignya phalerata, Orbignya spesiosa, Orbignya martiana(noun)

    tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory

Wiktionary

  1. babassu(Noun)

    a tall Brazilian feather palm, Orbignya barbosiana, having hard-shelled nuts that yield an edible oil

  2. Origin: Portuguese from Tupi

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