gomuti [guh-moo-tee] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural go·mu·tis.
- Also called gomuti palm, sugar palm. a sago palm, Arenga pinnata, of the East Indies, yielding palm sugar.
- a black, horsehairlike fiber obtained from this palm, used for making cords, ropes, cables, etc.
Origin of gomuti 1805–15; probably dialectal Malay (Moluccas) gomuti the stem fibers of the palm; compare Malay gəmuti (spelling gemuti) Examples from the Web for gomuti Historical Examples of gomuti
The Gomuti tinder of the Eastern Archipelago is the hair of a palm.
British Dictionary definitions for gomuti gomuti gomuti palm noun plural gomutis or gomuti palms
- an East Indian feather palm, Arenga pinnata, whose sweet sap is a source of sugar
- a black wiry fibre obtained from the leafstalks of this plant, used for making rope, etc
- a Malaysian sago palm, Metroxylon sagu
Word Origin for gomuti from Malay gĕmuti