from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of palms. It contains but one species, M. saccifera, the bussu of the Brazilian natives, which is found from the Amazon region to Central America. See
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Contrasted with it appears the manicaria, or the bussu, with stiff entire leaves, some thirty feet in length, almost upright, and very close in their mode of growth, and serrated all along their edges.
The candelabra, sumaumera, the manicaria, and raphia, with their enormous leaves, and other palms innumerable, tower towards the sky.