babassu

[bah-buh-soo]

Origin of babassu

1920–25; < Portuguese babaçú < Tupi, equivalent to ybá fruit + guasu large
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British Dictionary definitions for babassu

babassu

noun
  1. a Brazilian palm tree, Orbignya martiana (or O. speciosa), having hard edible nuts that yield an oil used in making soap, margarine, etc

Word Origin for babassu

from Portuguese babaçú, from a native Amerindian word
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