caroa

noun ca·roa \¦karə¦wä\

Definition of caroa

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a Brazilian plant (Neoglaziovia variegata) related to the pinguin

  2. 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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