Ac·​ro·​co·​mia | \ ˌa-krə-ˈkō-mē-ə \

Definition of Acrocomia

: a small genus of tall pinnate-leaved Central American and South American palms with spiny trunk, long pendant clusters of flowers, and nutlike fruits

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First Known Use of Acrocomia

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acrocomia

New Latin, from acr- + Greek komē hair, foliage + New Latin -ia

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“Acrocomia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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