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Old Piassava broom

Piassava, which is also called piaçaba, piasaba, pissaba, piassaba, and piaçá,[1] is a fibrous product of two Brazilian palms: Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia piassaba. It is often used in making brooms, and for other purposes.


  1. ^ The piaçá form occurs mostly in Portugal and is considered less correct by some dictionaries.