Caryocar

noun Cary·o·car \ kəˈrīəˌkär , ˈkarēōˌ- \

Definition of Caryocar

: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

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Origin and Etymology of caryocar

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


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