from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two South American palm trees, Attalea funifera or Leopoldinia piassaba, from which a strong coarse fiber is obtained.
- n. The fiber of either of these plants, used for making ropes, brushes, and brooms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fibrous product of two Brazilian palm trees (Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia piassaba), formerly used in making brooms and for other purposes.
- n. Either of these two trees.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fibrous product of two Brazilian palm trees (Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia Piassaba), -- used in making brooms, and for other purposes. Called also piaçaba and piasaba.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coarse fiber yielded by two palms, Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia Piassaba.
- n. Either of the above palms.
Portuguese, from Tupi plaçaba.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Portuguese piasaba. (Wiktionary)