tucum

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese, from a Tupian (Old Tupi?) term tucumá.

Noun[edit]

tucum (uncountable)

  1. A fine, strong fibre obtained from the young leaves of a Brazilian palm (Astrocaryum vulgare), used for cordage, bowstrings, etc.
  2. The plant that yields this fibre.

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