heart of palm

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heart of palm

n. pl. hearts of palm
The tender edible portion of certain palms chiefly of Central and South America, consisting of a bud with the immature leaves enclosing it or the core of a young stem. Also called palmito.
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Children in the community will have the opportunity and responsibility to grow the saplings that are planted, which include economically important species, such as cocoa, palmheart and native fruit trees, allowing them to understand the valuable resources the forests provide.