[ guh-moo-tee ]

noun,plural go·mu·tis.
  1. Also called gomuti palm, sugar palm. a sago palm, Arenga pinnata, of the East Indies, yielding palm sugar.

  2. a black, horsehairlike fiber obtained from this palm, used for making cords, ropes, cables, etc.

Origin of gomuti

1805–15; probably <dialectal Malay (Moluccas) gomuti the stem fibers of the palm; compare Malay gəmuti (spelling gemuti)

Words Nearby gomuti

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How to use gomuti in a sentence

  • The gomuti tinder of the Eastern Archipelago is the hair of a palm.

    The Art of Travel | Francis Galton
  • We have some molasses to eat with it, produced from the sap of the gomuti-palm.

    In the Eastern Seas | W.H.G. Kingston

British Dictionary definitions for gomuti


gomuti palm

/ (ɡəˈmuːtɪ) /

nounplural gomutis or gomuti palms
  1. an East Indian feather palm, Arenga pinnata, whose sweet sap is a source of sugar

  2. a black wiry fibre obtained from the leafstalks of this plant, used for making rope, etc

  1. a Malaysian sago palm, Metroxylon sagu

Origin of gomuti

from Malay gĕmuti

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