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[guh-moo-tee] /gəˈmu ti/
noun, plural gomutis.
Also called gomuti palm, sugar palm. a sago palm, Arenga pinnata, of the East Indies, yielding palm sugar.
a black, horsehairlike fiber obtained from this palm, used for making cords, ropes, cables, etc.
Origin of gomuti
dialectal Malay
1805-15; probably < dialectal Malay (Moluccas) gomuti the stem fibers of the palm; compare Malay gəmuti (spelling gemuti) Unabridged
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  • The gomuti tinder of the Eastern Archipelago is the hair of a palm.

    The Art of Travel Francis Galton
British Dictionary definitions for gomuti


noun (pl) gomutis, gomuti palms
an East Indian feather palm, Arenga pinnata, whose sweet sap is a source of sugar
a black wiry fibre obtained from the leafstalks of this plant, used for making rope, etc
a Malaysian sago palm, Metroxylon sagu
Word Origin
from Malay gĕmuti
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