noun chon·ta \ˈchäntə, -ȯn-\

Definition of chonta



  1. 1 :  any of several palms with hard durable wood used in making implements and weapons: such as a :  any of various tropical American palms of the genera Guilielma and Astrocaryum — compare tucum b :  a palm (Juania australis) of the southern Pacific

  2. 2 less commonly chontawood :  the wood of a chonta

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Origin and Etymology of chonta

American Spanish, from Quechua chunta palm tree

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a brief usually trivial fact

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