chonta

noun chon·ta \ ˈchäntə , -ȯn- \

Definition of chonta

plural -s
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 : 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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