- 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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The Gomuti tinder of the Eastern Archipelago is the hair of a palm.The Art of Travel
- 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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