Piassava



[pee-uh-sah-vuh] /ˌpi əˈsɑ və/

noun
1.
Also called monkey grass. a coarse, woody fiber obtained from either of two palms, Leopoldina piassaba or Attalea funifera, of South America, used in making brooms, mats, etc.
2.
either of these trees.
/ˌpiːəˈsɑːvə/
noun
1.
either of two South American palm trees, Attalea funifera or Leopoldinia piassaba
2.
the coarse fibre obtained from either of these trees, used to make brushes and rope

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