gomuti

gomuti
/geuh mooh"tee/, n., pl. 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.
[1805-15; prob. < dial. Malay (Moluccas) gomuti the stem fibers of the palm; cf. Malay gamuti (sp. gemuti)]

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  • Gomuti — Go*mu ti, n. [Malayan gumuti.] A black, fibrous substance resembling horsehair, obtained from the leafstalks of two kinds of palms, {Metroxylon Sagu}, and {Arenga saccharifera}, of the Indian islands. It is used for making cordage. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gomūti — Gomūti, s. Arenga …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • gomuti — noun Malaysian feather palm with base densely clothed with fibers; yields a sweet sap used in wine and trunk pith yields sago • Syn: ↑sugar palm, ↑gomuti palm, ↑Arenga pinnata • Hypernyms: ↑sago palm • Member Holonyms: ↑Arenga, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gomuti — /gəˈmuti/ (say guh moohtee) noun (plural gomutis) 1. Also, gomuti palm. a sago palm, Arenga pinnata, of South East Asia; source of palm sugar. 2. a black, horsehair like fibre obtained from it, used for making rope, etc. {Malay} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gomuti — go·mu·ti …   English syllables

  • gomuti palm — noun Malaysian feather palm with base densely clothed with fibers; yields a sweet sap used in wine and trunk pith yields sago • Syn: ↑sugar palm, ↑gomuti, ↑Arenga pinnata • Hypernyms: ↑sago palm • Member Holonyms: ↑Arenga, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arenga saccharifera — Gomuti Go*mu ti, n. [Malayan gumuti.] A black, fibrous substance resembling horsehair, obtained from the leafstalks of two kinds of palms, {Metroxylon Sagu}, and {Arenga saccharifera}, of the Indian islands. It is used for making cordage. Called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ejoo — Gomuti Go*mu ti, n. [Malayan gumuti.] A black, fibrous substance resembling horsehair, obtained from the leafstalks of two kinds of palms, {Metroxylon Sagu}, and {Arenga saccharifera}, of the Indian islands. It is used for making cordage. Called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Metroxylon Sagu — Gomuti Go*mu ti, n. [Malayan gumuti.] A black, fibrous substance resembling horsehair, obtained from the leafstalks of two kinds of palms, {Metroxylon Sagu}, and {Arenga saccharifera}, of the Indian islands. It is used for making cordage. Called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sugar palm — gomuti (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

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