patauá oil

pat·​a·​uá oil | \ ¦patə¦wä- \

Definition of patauá oil

: a fatty oil similar to olive oil obtained from the fruit of a Brazilian palm (Oenocarpus bataua)

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History and Etymology for patauá oil

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

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“Patauá oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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