totora

noun

to·​to·​ra
tōˈtōrə
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Quechua & Aymara totora, tutura

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“Totora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/totora. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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