- n tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory
- Most Americans have not heard of the babassu nut since September 1936, when Alf Landon attacked this "jungle product" as an example of the riffraff being let into the country.
- But even coconuts and babassu have their problems: the oil yield is just not that high.
- For one thing there was the babassu, bassoba, baguassu, aguassu, uauassu or guaguassu, a palm tree that grows in Brazil.
- Richard Branson in GulfNews
There were several reasons why Virgin chose babassu nuts and coconut oil over other energy sources,Branson said.