variants or jupaty
or jupati palm
plural -s
: a Brazilian palm (Raphia taedigera) attaining an overall height of 70 feet of which not more than 6 or 8 feet represents stem, the remainder consisting of extremely large leathery pinnatisect leaves that are arranged in a terminal crown and rise from long strong stems which are used locally for various structural purposes

Word History


Portuguese jupatí, from Tupi jupati, jubati

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“Jupati.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jupati. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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