HyperDic: carnauba_palm

English > 1 sense of the expression carnauba palm:
NOUNplantcarnauba palm, carnauba, wax palm, Copernicia prunifera, Copernicia ceriferaBrazilian fan palm having an edible root
English > carnauba palm: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningBrazilian fan palm having an edible root; source of a useful leaf fiber and a brittle yellowish wax.
Synonymscarnauba, wax palm, Copernicia prunifera, Copernicia cerifera
Member ofCopernicia, genus CoperniciaSlow-growing tropical fan palms
Broaderfan palmpalm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
Substancescarnauba wax, carnaubaHard yellowish to brownish wax from leaves of the carnauba palm used especially in floor waxes and polishes
Catalancarnauba

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