Bactris

noun Bac·tris \ˈbaktrə̇s\

Definition of Bactris

  1. :  a large genus of tropical American pinnate-leaved usually spiny palms (family Palmae) with small fruit consisting of a fibrous pulp enclosing a hard, mostly oily, and sometimes edible nut

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Origin and Etymology of bactris

New Latin, modification of Greek baktron stick, staff — more at bacterium


First Known Use: 1836


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