Macaw tree


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Macaw tree (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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In literature:

Upon the trees, the macaws, and parrots, and toucans, and trogons.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Flocks of whistling ducks flew above my head, macaws chattered in the trees, and a pretty canary chirped in the bushes.
"The Cricket's Friends" by Virginia W. Johnson