Definition of bussu
: a low palm (Manicaria saccifera) of Central and South American tidal swamps having enormous undivided oblong leaves often used in thatching, spathes like sacs, and a very large fruit — see troolie
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Origin and Etymology of bussu
Portuguese bussú, from Tupi ubu-ussu, from ubu leaf + ussu big
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