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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