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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common palm of the Amazon region, Iriartea exorhiza, notable in that its stem is supported by a cone of aërial roots, of sufficient height for a man to pass beneath. These roots are covered with hard tubercles, and are used by the natives as graters, whence the name.


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