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Noun: carnauba  kaa(r)'no-bu or kaa(r)'naw-bu
  1. Hard yellowish to brownish wax from leaves of the carnauba palm used especially in floor waxes and polishes
    - carnauba wax
  2. Brazilian fan palm having an edible root; source of a useful leaf fibre and a brittle yellowish wax
    - carnauba palm, wax palm, Copernicia prunifera, Copernicia cerifera

Derived forms: carnaubas

Type of: fan palm, wax

Part of: Copernicia, genus Copernicia

Encyclopedia: Carnauba