babassu

babassu
n. tall palm tree found in Brazil that bears hard-shelled nut which produces oil (used in the manufacture of margarine, cooking oil, soap and cosmetics)

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  • babassu — abassu n. 1. a tall feather palm of northern Brazil ({Orbignya barbosiana}) with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil ({) with hard shelled nuts yielding a valuable oil (}) and a kind of vegetable ivory. Syn: babassu palm, coco de macao,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • babassu — ● babassu nom masculin Grand palmier du Brésil, dont les fruits contiennent des grains fournissant une huile comparable à celle du coprah …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • babassu — [bä΄bə so͞o′] n. [Port babaçú] any of a genus (Orbignya) of Brazilian palms whose edible nuts furnish an oil used in making soap, margarine, etc …   English World dictionary

  • babassu — noun tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory • Syn: ↑babassu palm, ↑coco de macao, ↑Orbignya phalerata, ↑Orbignya spesiosa, ↑Orbignya martiana • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm …   Useful english dictionary

  • babassu — /bah beuh sooh /, n. a palm, Orbignya barbosiana, of northeastern Brazil, bearing nuts that yield babassu oil. [1920 25; < Pg babaçú < Tupi, equiv. to ybá fruit + guasu large] * * * …   Universalium

  • babassu — puošnioji atalė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos aliejinis augalas (Attalea speciosa). Naudojamas kaip daržovė, kuro pakaitalas, iš jo gaunamas alkoholis. atitikmenys: lot. Attalea speciosa; Orbignya barbosiana; Orbignya… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Babassu oil — or cusi oil is a clear light yellow vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the babassu palm ( Attalea speciosa ), which grows in the Amazon region of South America. It is a non drying oil used in food, cleaners and skin products. This oil has… …   Wikipedia

  • babassu palm — ▪ plant  (Attalea martiana, A. oleifera, or A. speciosa), tall palm tree with feathery leaves that grows wild in tropical northeastern Brazil. The kernels of its hard shelled nuts are the source of babassu oil, similar in properties and uses to… …   Universalium

  • babassu nut — noun hard shelled nut of the babassu palm • Hypernyms: ↑seed • Part Holonyms: ↑babassu, ↑babassu palm, ↑coco de macao, ↑Orbignya phalerata, ↑Orbignya spesiosa, ↑Orbignya martiana …   Useful english dictionary

  • babassu oil — noun fatty oil from kernels of babassu nuts similar to coconut oil • Syn: ↑babacu oil • Hypernyms: ↑oil • Substance Holonyms: ↑babassu nut * * * a yellow oil expressed or extracted from babassu nuts, used chiefly in the manufacture of soaps and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • babassu palm — noun tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory • Syn: ↑babassu, ↑coco de macao, ↑Orbignya phalerata, ↑Orbignya spesiosa, ↑Orbignya martiana • Hypernyms: ↑feather palm …   Useful english dictionary

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