caraguata

noun car·a·gua·ta \¦karəgwə¦tä\

Definition of caraguata

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a plant (Bromelia argentina) of Argentina and Paraguay with leaves that yield a long silky fiber

  2. 2 :  the fiber yielded by the caraguata

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Origin and Etymology of caraguata

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


Caraguata

car·a·gua·ta \", ˌkarəˈgwätə\

Definition of Caraguata

  1. taxonomic synonym of guzmania

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Origin and Etymology of caraguata

New Latin, from Spanish or Portuguese caraguatá


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