from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Coarse leaf fiber from palmyra palms used in making brushes and brooms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A commercial name for the stiff, wiry fiber obtained from the sheathing leaf-bases of the palmyra, Borassus flabellifer. It is used in making brushes and for ropes. See bass, 4, and palmyra.
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- n. coarse leaf fiber from palmyra palms used in making brushes and brooms
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