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Definition of the noun acrocomia

What does acrocomia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. Central and South American feather palms

Phrases with Acrocomia

Phrases starting with the word Acrocomia:

  1. Acrocomia media
  2. Acrocomia totai
  3. acrocomia aculeata
  4. acrocomia vinifera

Phrase ending with the word Acrocomia:

  1. genus acrocomia

Other phrases containing the word Acrocomia:

  1. species Acrocomia media
  2. species Acrocomia totai

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acrocomia

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Google previewPomona College Journal of Economic Botany, as Applied to Subtropical Horticulture (1911)

The Cuban Acrocomia is a most remarkable palm, being one of those in which the bulging of the trunk in its upper aerial part is pre- eminently ...

Google previewThe Gallery of Marianne North's Paintings of Plants and Their Homes, Royal Gardens, Kew (1886)

Descriptive Catalogue by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Acrocomia is the genus to which the Palm belongs ; it is allied to Coeos and peculiar to Tropical America. 121. A Bank of Guaresma and Trumpet Trees, Brazil Guaresma is a name given to a Melastomacea which has not been identified.

Google previewOfficial Guide to the North Gallery (1892)

by Kew. Royal Gardens

Acrocomia is the genus to which the Palm belongs; it is allied to Cocos and peculiar to Tropical America. 121. A Bank of Quaresma and Trumpet Trees, Brazil .— Quaresma is a name given to a Melastomacea-Pleroma granulosum. For further ...

Google previewConservation of Neotropical Forests (1999)

Working from Traditional Resource Use by Kent Hubbard Redford, Christine Padoch

Evidently, Acrocomia is a long-lived late successional species that, through the agency of human beings, can grow in what otherwise appear to be "virgin" forests . Markley is worth quoting further with respect to a seemingly dense forest with ...

Google previewThe Seven Mysteries of Life (1999)

An Exploration in Science & Philosophy by Guy Murchie

The acrocomia is a tall palm that has done the same with a bulging paunch up to 17 feet in girth. The kapok can be a portly tree 69 20 feet high under ideal cultivation, although it grows skinny.

Google previewMansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops (2001)

(Except Ornamentals) by Peter Hanelt, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

Acrocomia. antioquiensis. Posada-Arango. in. Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 25. (1878). 184. Corozo amolado, corozo caucano, corozo grande (Colombia). Colombia. According to Sanchez-Monge occasionally cultivated for the seed oil and leaf ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1915)

MACAW TREE (Acrocomia sclerocarpa) . A palm of the same tribe with the coconut, a native of tropical and subtropical America, called macoya in Guiana, macahuba in Brazil, and gru gru in Jamaica. It is from 20 to 30 feet high, with pinnated ...

Google previewIFIS Dictionary of Food Science and Technology (2009)

by International Food Information Service

Acrocomia Activation energy duction of cellulases (e.g. Acremonium cellulolyticus and A. alcalophilum). Acrocomia Genus of palms, including Acrocomia mexicana, which has edible fruits, and is used as a source of palm oils (oil of coyal) and ...

Google previewThe Aromatherapy Encyclopedia (2009)

A Concise Guide to Over 385 Plant Oils: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition by Carol Schiller

Acrocomia aculeata—Macauba Acrocomia sclerocarpa—Macauba Actinidia chinensis—Kiwifruit Seed Adansonia ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Names of Plants (1884)

Applied in England and Among English-speaking People to Cultivated and Wild Plants, Trees, and Shrubs by William Miller

Acrocomia mexicana Crown. Maximiliano caribœa Palm, Cumari. Astrocaryum vulgare Curly. Kentia Belmoreana Cnsi, or Cusich. Orbignya phalerata Date. Phœnix dactylifera Date, Slender. Phœnix tenuis Date, Wild. Phœnix sylvestris Deleb.

Google previewMiller's dictionary of gardening, botany, and agriculture; revised (1834)

by Philip Miller

ACROCOMIA, Von Martius (from the Greek, 'axfss, "top," and xo/tti, "tuft"). Hexandria, Linnaeus ; Palma, Jussieu. A genus separated from Cocos and Bactrius. Tuft Palm. Monaicia 1. Prickly Tuft Palm (A. aculeata, Loddige). An ornamental ...

Google previewThe Treasury of Botany: a Popular Dictionary of Vegetable Kingdom with which is Incorporated a Glossary of Botanical Terms Edited by John Lindley and Thomas Moore (1870)

Part 2

Acrocomia fusiformis .and sclerocarpa. —, GREAT. Acrocomia lasiospatha. MACE. The aril of the nutmeg, Myriatica moschata; also an Indian name for the gall-nuts formed on Tamar-ix indica. -—, RED. The aril of Pyrrhosa tingens. —, WHITE.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1898)

ACRocoMiA ScLERoCARPA, 1940; ńlarahuba palm. AcRYL1c ALDEHYDE, 4o; Acrolein.

Google previewThe National Standard Encyclopedia (1888)

A Dictionary of Literature, the Sciences and the Arts, for Popular Use

Acrocomia, -ko'mi-a. A gen. of Amer. lean plants, ord. Palmaoee, allied to the cocoa palm ; includes some of the most majestic palms. Acrodus, -dus. A gen. of placold fossil fishes, with large enameled striated teeth, common in the chalk and ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Mexico (2015)

by Michael Werner

and palm (Acrocomia mexicana), among many others. Botanical ...

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Acrocomia crispa

Palmetum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

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The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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