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- 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.
Guapo had made the hammocks, having woven the cords out of the epidermis of the leaf of a noble palm, called "tucum" (_Astrocaryum_).
One or two of the children wore necklaces and bracelets made of the polished wood of the tucum palm, and of the molars of small rodents.
Plenty of _tucum_ or _tucuma_ palms adorned the right bank; whereas on the left bank was fairly open country.
The _campos_ were particularly neat in that region -- merely a few _burity_ and _tucum_ palms flourishing on the edge of the water.
What objects are generally manufactured from tucum?
_tucum_ (_Astrocaryum tucuma_) -- also of immense size.
Vent.), and short _tocun_ or _tucum_ palms (_Astrocaryum tucuma_ M.).
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