Meaning of piassava

pi•as•sa•va

Pronunciation: (pē"u-sä'vu), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda coarse, woody fiber obtained from either of two palms, Leopoldina piassaba or Attalea funifera, of South America, used in making brooms, mats, etc.
  2. either of these trees.
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