jupati

noun ju·pa·ti \ˈjüpətē\
variants: or

jupaty

\ˈjüpətē\ or

jupati palm

Definition of jupati

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of jupati

Portuguese jupatí, from Tupi jupati, jubati


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