from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Brazilian feather-leaved palm (Orbignya barbosiana) having hard-shelled fruits whose seeds yield an edible vegetable oil.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a tall Brazilian feather palm, Orbignya barbosiana, having hard-shelled nuts that yield an edible oil
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a tall feather palm of northern Brazil (Orbignya barbosiana) with hard-shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil (babassu oil) and a kind of vegetable ivory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory
Portuguese babaçú, from Tupi babassú, ibabassú : ibá, fruit + -bassú, variant of -assú, -guassú, big.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Portuguese, from Tupi (Wiktionary)