from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See inajapalm.
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We found that this smoke was produced by burning the nuts of the inaja and other palm-trees, by which means the dark colour and softness are obtained.
Rounding a point, we observed a hut beneath a grove of inaja palms; their leaves springing almost from the ground, and spreading slightly out from the slender stem, so as to form an open vase of the most graceful shape.
Sometimes the crown is more open, as in the inaja -- Maximiliana regia -- in which the stem is not very high, and the leaves grow in cycles of five, separating slightly, so as to form an open vase rising from a slender stem.
Bates describes a tame cutea, or an agouti, which he found feeding in the neighbourhood of a village, nibbling the fallen fruits of the inaja-palm.
The inaja-palm, of various species, produces pellucid pods, from one to two feet in length, containing a row of beans -- enveloped in white cottony pulp -- grateful to the taste.
Meantime fires are made with the nuts of several species of palms -- the inaja and others.