caraguata

1 of 2

noun

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

2 of 2
",
ˌkarəˈgwätə

taxonomic synonym of guzmania

Word History

Etymology

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 24 May. 2024.

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