paxiuba

noun

pa·​xi·​u·​ba
ˌpäshēˈübə
variants or paxiuba palm
plural -s
: a Brazilian pinnate-leaved palm (Iriartea exorrhiza) with remarkable prop roots from which the trunk rises as if on stilts

Word History

Etymology

paxiuba from Portuguese, from Tupi

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“Paxiuba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paxiuba. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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