Caryocar

noun

Cary·​o·​car
kəˈrīəˌkär,
ˈkarēōˌ-
: a genus (the type of the family Caryocaraceae) of South American trees having strong fine-grained wood useful for furniture and shipbuilding and bearing edible seeds see souari nut

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from cary- + Greek kar head; from the size of the fruit; akin to Greek kara head

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“Caryocar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caryocar. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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