corozo

noun co·ro·zo \kəˈrō(ˌ)sō\
variants: or

corojo

\-rōˌhō\ less commonly

coroso

\-rō(ˌ)sō\

Definition of corozo

plural

-s

  1. 1 less commonly corozo palm :  any of several tropical American palms: such as a :  ivory palm b :  cohune palm c :  coyol 1 d :  any of several palms of the genus Cocos

  2. 2 less commonly corozo nut :  the seed of the ivory palm

  3. 3 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 — more at careen


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