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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fine, strong fibre obtained from the young leaves of a Brazilian palm (Astrocaryum vulgare), used for cordage, bowstrings, etc..
  • n. The plant that yields this fibre.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fine, strong fiber obtained from the young leaves of a Brazilian palm (Astrocaryum vulgare), used for cordage, bowstrings, etc.; also, the plant yielding this fiber. Called also tecum, and tecum fiber.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Brazilian palm, Astrocaryum vulgare.

Etymologies

So called by the Native Americans of Brazil. (Wiktionary)

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