Definition of punatoo in English:

punatoo

noun

  • In Sri Lanka: the edible pulp of the fruit of the palmyra palm pressed into cakes and dried.

Origin

Early 19th century. Ultimately (probably via Sinhala) from Tamil paṉāṭṭu inspissated extract of palmyra fruit and sap from paṉai palm, especially palmyra.

Pronunciation

punatoo

/ˌpʌnəˈtuː/