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- n. Astrocaryum chambira, a type of palm native to the Amazon rain forest, or the wood of this tree
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The meat at the base of the neck was "basted" with chambira, to prevent its wearing and wasting away by handling in the succeeding operations.
Hung round the house, suspended from the roof by chambira cord are various bunches of bananas in different stages of ripeness, ears of corn, blow-guns, and spears.
The incision or slit from the crown to the base of the neck, was then sewn together again, with a bamboo needle and palm-leaf fibre (the chambira from which the hammocks, ropes, fish-lines and nets are made), leaving untouched for the moment the opening at the neck.