caraguata

noun
car·​a·​gua·​ta | \ ¦karəgwə¦tä \
plural -s

Definition of caraguata

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a plant (Bromelia argentina) of Argentina and Paraguay with leaves that yield a long silky fiber
2 : the fiber yielded by the caraguata

Caraguata

\ ", ˌkarəˈgwätə \

Definition of Caraguata (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of guzmania

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History and Etymology for caraguata

Noun

American Spanish caraguatá, from Portuguese, from Tupi caragoatá, caraquatá, literally, which scratches those walking

New Latin, from Spanish or Portuguese caraguatá

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“Caraguata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caraguata. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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