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gomuti

[guh-moo-tee]
noun, plural gomutis.
1.
Also called gomuti palm, sugar palm. a sago palm, Arenga pinnata, of the East Indies, yielding palm sugar.
2.
a black, horsehairlike fiber obtained from this palm, used for making cords, ropes, cables, etc.

Origin:
1805–15; probably < dialectal Malay (Moluccas) gomuti the stem fibers of the palm; compare Malay gəmuti (spelling gemuti)

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gomuti or gomuti palm (ɡəˈmuːtɪ)
 
n , pl gomutis, gomuti palms
1.  an East Indian feather palm, Arenga pinnata, whose sweet sap is a source of sugar
2.  a black wiry fibre obtained from the leafstalks of this plant, used for making rope, etc
3.  a Malaysian sago palm, Metroxylon sagu
 
[from Malay gĕmuti]
 
gomuti palm or gomuti palm
 
n
 
[from Malay gĕmuti]

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