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Old Piassava broom
New Piassava broom on a market

Piassava (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌpi.(j)ɐˈsavɐ]), 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.

See also[edit]

West African piassava palm


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