tro·​na·​dor | \ ¦trōnə¦dȯ(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of tronador

1 : a Central American, Mexican, and West Indian woody herb (Abutilon trisulcatum)
2 : the bast fiber of the tronador used especially for ropes and nets

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History and Etymology for tronador

American Spanish, literally, thunderer, from Spanish, from tronar to thunder, modification of Latin tonare; from its noisy dehiscence

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“Tronador.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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