peach palm


noun

a palm, Bactris gasipaes, having very spiny, tall stems, widely cultivated in the New World tropics for its edible fruit and palm hearts.

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Example sentences from the Web for peach palm

  • This new palm was the “pupunha,” or “peach-palm,” as it is called, from the resemblance which its fruits bear to peaches.

  • Among these the peach-palm is quite conspicuous, with its spiny stems and mealy, nutritious fruit.

    Equatorial America|Maturin M. Ballou