Definition of Orbignya phalerata

1. Noun. Tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory.

Exact synonyms: Babassu, Babassu Palm, Coco De Macao, Orbignya Martiana, Orbignya Spesiosa
Generic synonyms: Feather Palm
Group relationships: Genus Orbignya, Orbignya
Terms within: Babassu Nut



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orbignya Phalerata

Orange Order
Orange River
Orange River Colony
Orangeism
Orangeman
Orangemen
Orangewoman
Orangewomen
Orangey
Orangies
Orasone
Orbeli effect
Orbignya
Orbignya cohune
Orbignya martiana
Orbignya phalerata
Orbignya spesiosa
Orbison
Orcadian
Orcadians
Orchestia
Orchestiidae
Orchidaceae
Orchidales
Orchis mascula
Orchis papilionaceae
Orchis spectabilis
Orchomenos
Orchomenus
Orcinus

Literary usage of Orbignya phalerata

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1. Riches of the Forest: Fruits, Remedies and Handicrafts in Latin America by Citlalli López Binnqüist, Patricia Shanley, Alfredo Celso Fantini (2004)
"... (orbignya phalerata Martius) e sua exploracao na regiao dos cocais, Maranhao, ... JMF 1995 Integral processing of babassu palm (orbignya phalerata, ..."

2. Current Issues in Non-timber Forest Products Research: Proceedings of the by Manuel Ruiz Pérez, J. E. M. Arnold (1996)
"... the babassu palm (orbignya phalerata), and a wide variety of other important Amazonian fruit trees such as ..."

3. Commercialisation of Non-timber Forest Products: Review and Analysis of Research by Roderick P. Neumann, Eric Hirsch (2000)
"... and orbignya phalerata are commercially exploited on a large scale in Amazonia. Thus naturally occurring oligarchic forests play a significant role in ..."

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