Borassus

noun
Bo·​ras·​sus | \ bəˈrasəs \

Definition of Borassus

: a monotypic genus of sugar palms native to tropical Africa and naturalized throughout the tropics and having fan-shaped leaves and very hard wood — see palmyra

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History and Etymology for Borassus

New Latin, from Greek borassos date palm spadix with immature fruit

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“Borassus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Borassus. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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