Definition of piassava
1 : any of several stiff coarse fibers obtained from palms and used especially in cordage or brushes
2 : a palm yielding piassava; especially : either of two Brazilian palms (Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia piassaba)
Origin of piassava
Portuguese piassaba, from Tupi p i̵asáβa
First Known Use: 1835
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