Piassava (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌpi.(j)ɐˈsavɐ]), which is also called piaçaba, piasaba, pissaba, piassaba, and piaçá, is a fibrous product of two Brazilian palms: Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia piassaba. It is often used in making brooms, and for other purposes.
- The piaçá form occurs mostly in Portugal and is considered less correct by some dictionaries.
- Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon Vol. I by Lieutenant William Lewis Herndon (1853) chapter 14, p. 285
- Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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