plural -s
: 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

Word History


Portuguese bussú, from Tupi ubu-ussu, from ubu leaf + ussu big

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“Bussu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bussu. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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