Definition of copernicia
1 capitalized : a small genus of lofty tropical American fan palms having cup-shaped flowers followed by a one-seeded drupe — see carnauba
2 plural -s : a palm of the genus Copernicia
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Origin and Etymology of copernicia
New Latin, from Nicolaus Copernicus + New Latin -ia
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