ca·​roa | \ ¦karə¦wä \
plural -s

Definition of caroa

1 : a Brazilian plant (Neoglaziovia variegata) related to the pinguin
2 : the silky resistant leaf fiber of the caroa plant used especially locally in making cordage, coarse cloth, and paper

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History and Etymology for caroa

Portuguese caroá, from Tupi

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“Caroa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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