chonta

noun
chon·ta | \ˈchäntə, -ȯn-\
plural -s

Definition of chonta 

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 or less commonly chontawood \-ˌ⸗ \ : the wood of a chonta

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History and Etymology for chonta

American Spanish, from Quechua chunta palm tree

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