caroa

noun ca·roa \ ¦karə¦wä \

Definition of caroa

plural -s
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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Origin and Etymology of caroa

Portuguese caroá, from Tupi


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