Definitions for piassavaˌpi əˈsɑ və; -ˈsɑ və, -bə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pi•as•sa•vaˌpi əˈsɑ və; -ˈsɑ və, -bə(n.)(pl.)-vas also -bas.

also pi•as•sa•ba

  1. a coarse, woody fiber obtained from either of two palms, Leopoldina piassaba or Attalea funifera, of South America: used in making brooms, mats, etc.

    Category: Plants

  2. either of these trees.

    Category: Plants

Origin of piassava:

1825–35; < Pg < Tupi piaçaba

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piassava(noun)

    a fibrous product of two Brazilian palm trees (Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia Piassaba), -- used in making brooms, and for other purposes. Called also piacaba and piasaba

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  1. Piassava

    Piassava, which is also called piaçaba, piasaba, pissaba, piassaba, and piaçá, is a fibrous product of two Brazilian palms: Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia piassaba. It is often used in making brooms, and for other purposes.

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