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car·nau·ba

 (kär-nô′bə, -nou′-, -no͞o′-)
n.
1. A palm tree (Copernicia prunifera) of Brazil, having fan-shaped waxy leaves.
2. A hard wax obtained from the leaves of this plant, used in polishes, cosmetics, and as a food additive. Also called carnauba wax.

[Portuguese, from Tupí carnaúba.]
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carnauba

(kɑːˈnaʊbə)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: wax palm a Brazilian fan palm, Copernicia cerifera
2. (Furniture) Also called: carnauba wax the wax obtained from the young leaves of this tree, used esp as a polish
[from Brazilian Portuguese, probably of Tupi origin]
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car•nau•ba

(kɑrˈnaʊ bə, -ˈnɔ-, -ˈnu-)

n., pl. -bas.
1. a palm, Copernicia prunifera, of Brazil, having palmate leaves covered with wax.
2. Also called carnau′ba wax`. a hard lustrous wax obtained from the leaves of this tree and used as a polish and floor wax.
[1850–55; < Brazilian Portuguese < Tupi karana'iwa]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carnauba - hard yellowish to brownish wax from leaves of the carnauba palm used especially in floor waxes and polishes
carnauba palm, Copernicia cerifera, Copernicia prunifera, wax palm, carnauba - Brazilian fan palm having an edible root; source of a useful leaf fiber and a brittle yellowish wax
wax - any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
2.carnauba - Brazilian fan palm having an edible rootcarnauba - Brazilian fan palm having an edible root; source of a useful leaf fiber and a brittle yellowish wax
fan palm - palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
Copernicia, genus Copernicia - slow-growing tropical fan palms
carnauba, carnauba wax - hard yellowish to brownish wax from leaves of the carnauba palm used especially in floor waxes and polishes
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