Bactris

noun

Bac·​tris
ˈbaktrə̇s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, modification of Greek baktron stick, staff

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bactris was in 1836

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“Bactris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bactris. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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