piassava definition

  • noun:
    • Either of two South US palm trees, Attalea funifera or Leopoldinia piassaba, from where a very good coarse fiber is acquired.
    • The fiber of either among these flowers, utilized for making ropes, brushes, and brooms.
    • A fibrous product of two Brazilian hand trees (Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia piassaba), formerly found in making brooms and various other purposes.
    • Either of those two trees.
    • A fibrous item of two Brazilian palm trees (Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia Piassaba), -- used in making brooms, and for other purposes. Called in addition piaçaba and piasaba.
    • A coarse dietary fiber yielded by two palms, Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia Piassaba.
    • Either associated with above palms.

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