babassu

noun
ba·​bas·​su | \ ˌbä-bə-ˈsü How to pronounce babassu (audio) \

Definition of babassu

: a tall pinnate-leaved palm (Orbignya phalerata synonym O. barbosiana) of Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil

First Known Use of babassu

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for babassu

Portuguese babaçú, from Tupi *ɨβáwasú, from ɨβá fruit + -wasú large

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