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Definition of "tucum" [tu•cum]

  • A fine, strong fibre obtained from the young leaves of a Brazilian palm (Astrocaryum vulgare), used for cordage, bowstrings, etc.. (noun)
  • The plant that yields this fibre. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "tucum" in a sentence
  • "Guapo had made the hammocks, having woven the cords out of the epidermis of the leaf of a noble palm, called "tucum" (_Astrocaryum_)."
  • "One or two of the children wore necklaces and bracelets made of the polished wood of the tucum palm, and of the molars of small rodents."
  • "Plenty of _tucum_ or _tucuma_ palms adorned the right bank; whereas on the left bank was fairly open country."
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