chiquichiqui palm

noun
chi·​qui·​chi·​qui palm | \ ¦chēkē¦chēkē- \

Definition of chiquichiqui palm

: either of two South American palms (Leopoldinia piassaba and Attalea funifera) yielding piassava fiber

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History and Etymology for chiquichiqui palm

Spanish chiquichique, from Tupi

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“Chiquichiqui palm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chiquichiqui%20palm. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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