jacitara palm

jac·​i·​ta·​ra palm | \ ¦jasə¦tärə- \
variants: or less commonly jacitara
plural -s

Definition of jacitara palm

: a Brazilian palm of the genus Desmoncus the distal pinnae of whose leaves are represented by retrorse hooks that enable the stem to climb — see tipiti

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History and Etymology for jacitara palm

Portuguese jacitara, from Tupi

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“Jacitara palm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacitara%20palm. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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