Origin of piassava
Examples from the Web for piassava
Historical Examples of piassava
Attalea, a genus of American palms, comprising the piassava palm, which produces coquilla-nuts.
Piassava is obtained from the Attalea funifera, also from the Leopoldina piassaba (Brazil).
The most important palm of the country perhaps is the Raphia vinifera, which produces the piassava fibre of commerce.
The fibre of the piassava (Leopoldinia piassava, or Attalea funifera) is widely used for cordage, brushes and brooms.