miriti palm

mir·​i·​ti palm
variants: or mirity palm \ ˈmirətē-​ \

Definition of miriti 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

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History and Etymology for miriti palm

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 18 Jan. 2021.

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