[ 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.
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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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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) /

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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