gomuti

[ guh-moo-tee ]
/ gəˈmu ti /
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noun, plural go·mu·tis.

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

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

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

    The Art of Travel|Francis Galton

British Dictionary definitions for gomuti

gomuti

gomuti palm

/ (ɡəˈmuːtɪ) /

noun plural gomutis or 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 for gomuti

from Malay gĕmuti
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