inaja

noun

in·​a·​ja
ˌinəˈzhä
plural -s
: a tall pinnate-leaved Brazilian palm (Maximiliana regia) with immense prickle-tipped spathes used for baskets, tubs, and other containers

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese inajá, from Tupi

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“Inaja.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inaja. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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