peach palm

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. peach,
  2. peach bark beetle,
  3. peach blossom,
  4. peach brandy,
  5. peach melba,
  6. peach tree borer,
  7. peach-blow,
  8. peachblow,
  9. peachblow glass,
  10. peacherino

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Examples 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