babassu


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tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory

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A lamster is one who lams, a canorous sound is one suggestive of melody or song, Saba is an island off South America and a babassu is a Brazilian palm, according to M-W.
And in February 2008, a Virgin 757 flying from London to Amsterdam used fuel derived from a blend of Brazilian babassu nuts and coconuts.
British-based Virgin Atlantic used a bio-jet fuel blend made from babassu and coconut oils in a commercial flight back in February, with the mix providing 25 per cent of the fuel for the journey from London to Amsterdam.
A unique combination of high quality silicone oils with natural Babassu Oil and Magnolia Extracts give Straight & Easy the sensational double effect its name promises, and that lasts until the next hair wash.
A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747, powered in part by coconut oil and the nuts from the Brazilian babassu palm, took off from Heathrow Airport and, 40 minutes later, landed in Amsterdam.
The jatropha-based bio-fuel is different from the coconut and babassu oil mix used by Virgin Atlantic when it became the first commercial airline to use bio-fuel in February this year.
A Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet flew from London to Amsterdam with one of its fuel tanks filled with a bio-jet blend including babassu oil and coconut oil.
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 running on babassu oil and coconut oil completed a successful test flight on Sunday, but observers said the goal of green fuels is still far from reality.
A passengerless Virgin Boeing 747 flew from Heathrow to Amsterdam with one of four tanks carrying 80 per cent jet fuel and 20 per cent coconut and babassu oil.
The Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 flew from London Heathrow to Amsterdam, with one of the four main tanks carrying 80 % standard jet fuel and a 20% mix of coconut and babassu oil.
According to The Associated Press, the flight was partially fuelled with a biofuel mixture of coconut and babassu oil in one of the aircraft's four main fuel tanks.
The moisturiser, which contains musk mallow extract, Community Trade shea butter, cocoa butter, sesame seed oil and organically grown babassu oil, melts into the skin leaving it velvety soft and subtly scented.
Professor Jose Domingos Fontana told me that the use of babassu palm (babacu) is being explored in the states of Ceara and Piaui, as well as dende palm in the Amazonian states.
The shifting cultivator peasants in Sao Manoel integrate swidden fields for annual cropping, the extraction of babassu palm products, and pastures for cattle ranching.