ivory nut

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ivory nut:

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, fruit of the ivory, or ivory-nut, palms (Phytelephas species), which flourish in tropical America from Paraguay to Panama. The female palms bear large woody, burrlike fruits, each containing several seeds about the size of hen's eggs in P. macrocarpa.
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It was a time when child labour was commonplace, and ten boys aged between nine and 12 were employed at cracking ivory nuts in a small dark outhouse.
Palm trees have a great economic importance including coconut products, oils, dates, ivory nuts, wax and palm wood.