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 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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