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babassu

noun ba·bas·su \ˌbä-bə-ˈsü\

Definition of BABASSU

:  a tall pinnate-leaved palm (Orbignya phalerata syn. O. barbosiana) of Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil
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Origin of BABASSU

Portuguese babaçú, from Tupi * i̵βáwasú, from  i̵βá fruit + -wasú large
First Known Use: 1917

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