jacitara palm


jac·​i·​ta·​ra palm
variants or less commonly jacitara
plural -s
: 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

Word History


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 25 Apr. 2024.

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