from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A densely spiny Amazonian palm (Bactris gasipaes) widely cultivated in the New World tropics as an ornamental and a food plant, having an edible heart and a highly nutritious, mealy fruit wall.
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- n. A South American palm tree with fleshy, edible fruit, Bactris gasipaes
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