patauá oil

noun

pat·​a·​uá oil
¦patə¦wä-
: a fatty oil similar to olive oil obtained from the fruit of a Brazilian palm (Oenocarpus bataua)

Word History

Etymology

patauá from Portuguese, a Brazilian palm, from Tupi batawá, patawá

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“Patauá oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patau%C3%A1%20oil. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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