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carnauba


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carnauba  \Car*nau"ba\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  The  Brazilian  wax  palm.  See  {Wax  palm}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carnauba 
  n  1:  hard  yellowish  to  brownish  wax  from  leaves  of  the  carnauba 
  palm  used  especially  in  floor  waxes  and  polishes  [syn:  {carnauba 
  wax}] 
  2:  Brazilian  fan  palm  having  an  edible  root;  source  of  a  useful 
  leaf  fiber  and  a  brittle  yellowish  wax  [syn:  {carnauba 
  palm},  {wax  palm},  {Copernicia  prunifera},  {Copernicia 
  cerifera}] 




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