Astrocaryum

noun As·tro·car·y·um

Definition of Astrocaryum

  1. :  a genus of very spiny pinnate-leaved tropical American palms (family Palmae), some with edible fruit, others grown for ornament

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Origin and Etymology of astrocaryum

New Latin, from astr- + -caryum (from Greek karyon nut); probably from the radiating arrangement of the pores on the kernel of the fruit


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