tu·cum | \ tüˈküm\
variants: or less commonly tucuma \ -mə \
Definition of tucum
1 or less commonly tucum palm
a : any of several chiefly Brazilian palms of the genus Astrocaryum (especially A. tucuma) with leaf bases that yield a coarse fiber used especially for cordage and hats and with seeds that yield an edible oil
b : a low spiny Brazilian palm (Bactris setosa) with leaves that yield a long strong fiber held to resemble wool and used locally for bags or other containers, fishing nets, and shoemakers' twines
2 : the fiber of a tucum
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