couratari

noun
cou·​ra·​ta·​ri | \ ˌku̇rəˈtärē \
plural -s

Definition of couratari

1 : a tropical South American tree (Couratari tauari) of the family Lecythidaceae
2 : the laminated inner bark of the couratari that occurs in the form of thin whitish sheets and is used for rough clothing, wrapping, and cordage

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New Latin, from Galibi couratary couratari tree

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“Couratari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/couratari. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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