paxiuba

noun pa·xi·u·ba \ˌpäshēˈübə\
variants: or

paxiuba palm

Definition of paxiuba

plural

-s

  1. :  a Brazilian pinnate-leaved palm (Iriartea exorrhiza) with remarkable prop roots from which the trunk rises as if on stilts

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Origin and Etymology of paxiuba

paxiuba from Portuguese, from Tupi


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