Babassu meaning

bäbə-so͝o
A Brazilian feather-leaved palm (Orbignya phalerata) having hard-shelled fruits whose seeds yield an oil used in food and skin-care products and as a biofuel.
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Any of a genus (Orbignya) of Brazilian palms whose edible nuts furnish an oil used in making soap, margarine, etc.
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A tall Brazilian feather palm, Orbignya barbosiana, having hard-shelled nuts that yield an edible oil.
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Origin of babassu

  • Portuguese babaçú from Tupí babassú, ibabassú ibá fruit -bassú variant of -assú, -guassú big

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Portuguese, from Tupi

    From Wiktionary