corozo

noun co·ro·zo \ kəˈrō(ˌ)sō \
variants: or corojo \-rōˌhō\ or less commonly coroso \-rō(ˌ)sō\

Definition of corozo

plural -s
1 or less commonly corozo palm :any of several tropical American palms: such as
c :coyol 1
d :any of several palms of the genus Cocos
2 or less commonly corozo nut :the seed of the ivory palm
3 or less commonly corozo fiber :a strong leaf fiber obtained from a coyol (Acrocomia lasiospatha) and used for making ropes

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Origin and Etymology of corozo

American Spanish, from Spanish corozo, corojo fruit pit, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin carudium, from Greek karydion small nut, diminutive of karyon nut


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