piassava

noun
pi·as·sa·va | \ˌpē-ə-ˈsä-və \

Definition of piassava 

1 : any of several stiff coarse fibers obtained from palms and used especially in cordage or brushes

2 : a palm yielding piassava especially : either of two Brazilian palms (Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia piassaba)

First Known Use of piassava

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for piassava

Portuguese piassaba, from Tupi pɨasáβa

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