from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a genus of Central and South American feather palms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of tropical American palms, allied to the cocoa-palm, with a tall prickly trunk, sometimes swollen in the middle, bearing a tuft of very large pinnate leaves.
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- n. Central and South American feather palms
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I rest under the shade of the _corozo_ palm, and quaff the wine of the _acrocomia_.
I see the _abanico_, with its enormous fan-shaped leaves; the wax-palm distilling its resinous gum; and the _acrocomia_, with its thorny trunk and enormous racemes of golden fruits.
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