corozo

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

Definition of corozo

1 or less commonly corozo palm : any of several tropical American palms: such as
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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History and Etymology for 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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“Corozo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corozo. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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