yagua

noun
ya·​gua | \ ˈyägwə \
plural -s

Definition of yagua

1 : a Puerto Rican palm (Roystonea borinqueana) that resembles the royal palm
2 : the thick woody sheathing leaf base of the yagua palm

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History and Etymology for yagua

American Spanish, from Taino

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“Yagua.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yagua. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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