Macaw palm

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Macaw palm (Bot) a tropical American palm (Acrocomia fusiformis and other species) having a prickly stem and pinnately divided leaves. Its nut yields a yellow butter, with the perfume of violets, which is used in making violet soap. Called also grugru palm.
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Usage

In literature:

There were parrots and macaws among the palms making noise enough, and fluttering about, but it was not these.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
There were parrots and macaws among the palms making noise enough, and fluttering about, but it was not these.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
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