to·​to·​ra | \ tōˈtōrə \
plural -s

Definition of totora

: a tule (Scirpus californicus) of North and South America and Easter Island having stems which are used in parts of Latin America for the construction of reed mats, rafts, and boats and the basal parts of which are used for food in the area of Lake Titicaca

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History and Etymology for totora

Quechua & Aymara totora, tutura

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“Totora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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