babassu :

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  • 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.

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