miriti palm


mir·​i·​ti palm
variants or mirity palm
: a lofty pinnate-leaved South American palm (Mauritia flexuosa) having edible fruits and buds and yielding wine from the sap, a sago from the stem, and a cordage fiber from the leaf sheaths

Word History


miriti, mirity from Portuguese muriti muriti palm, miriti palm

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“Miriti palm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miriti%20palm. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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