buriti palm

bu·​ri·​ti palm | \ ¦bu̇r-ə-¦tē- \
variants: or less commonly buriti or burity palm or burity
plural buriti palms also buritis or burities or burity palms

Definition of buriti palm

: a large fan palm (Mauritia flexuosa synonym M. vinifera) chiefly of Brazil that has a reddish fruit with edible seeds and orange-yellow oily pulp and stems that yield a useful fiber

called also ita palm, moriche palm

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First Known Use of buriti palm

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for buriti palm

Portuguese buriti

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“Buriti palm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buriti%20palm. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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