grugru

noun
gru·​gru | \ ˈgrü(ˌ)grü \
plural -s

Definition of grugru

1 or less commonly grugru palm or gri-gri \ ˈgrē(ˌ)grē \ : any of several tropical American spiny palms (as the West Indian Acrocomia aculeata and the Brazilian A. sclerocarpa)
2 or grugru grub or less commonly grugru worm : a large edible grub that is the larva of certain tropical American weevils (genus Rhyncophorus) and that develops in and feeds on the pith of coconut and other palm trees and sometimes sugarcane

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History and Etymology for grugru

American Spanish (Puerto Rico) grugrú, of Cariban origin; akin to Yao grugru, literally, basket made of grugru

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“Grugru.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grugru. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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