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car•nau•ba



Pronunciation: (kär-nou'bu, -nô'-, -nOO'-), [key]
n.
1. a palm, Copernicia prunifera, of Brazil, having palmate leaves covered with wax.
2. Also called carnau'ba wax". the hard, lustrous wax obtained from the leaves of this tree, used as a polish or floor wax.

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