from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of tropical American palms, allied to the cocoa-palm, with a tall prickly trunk, sometimes swollen in the middle, bearing a tuft of very large pinnate leaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a genus of Central and South American feather palms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Central and South American feather palms


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  • I rest under the shade of the _corozo_ palm, and quaff the wine of the _acrocomia_.

    The War Trail The Hunt of the Wild Horse

  • I see the _abanico_, with its enormous fan-shaped leaves; the wax-palm distilling its resinous gum; and the _acrocomia_, with its thorny trunk and enormous racemes of golden fruits.

    The Rifle Rangers


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