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Definition of: piassava

(pē′ə·sävə) noun
1. A coarse, stiff fiber obtained from the leafstalks of two Brazilian palms, Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia piassaba: used for making ropes, brooms, brushes, etc.
2. Either of these palms. Also pia·sa′ba (-bə), pias·sa′ba, pia·sa′va. [<Pg. piassava, piassaba <Tupian piaçába]

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