What is a babassu?

What is a babassu? Here are some definitions.

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  1. a tall Brazilian feather palm, Attalea speciosa, having hard-shelled nuts that yield an edible oil
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In the northeastern region of Brazil, near the Amazon, indigenous women harvest nuts from babassu palms.
Color Conserve has ingredients like babassu betaine, which will clean gently without washing colour away.
Tests using blends of conventional jet fuel with alternative biofuels began in 2008 with a Virgin Atlantic Airways flight that used coconut and babassu palm oil.
Twenty per cent of the power for Virgin's Boeing 747 was supplied from a fuel made from a mixture of coconuts and Brazilian babassu nuts.
One partnership is with the Maranhao tribe of northeast Brazil, who harvest babassu nuts, which are used as a cleansing agent in some Aveda shampoos.
The rubs harness the soothing properties of babassu oil and essential oils.

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