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corozo

noun plural -zos
  1. a tropical American palm, Corozo oleifera, whose seeds yield a useful oil
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Word Origin

C18: via Spanish from an Indian name
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Historical Examples

  • I rest under the shade of the corozo palm, and quaff the wine of the acrocomia.

    The War Trail

    Mayne Reid

  • They frequently were seen on the trunks of corozo palms, where they quickly took refuge in crevices at the bases of the fronds.

  • The broad plumes of the corozo palm curved gracefully over, their points trailing downwards, and without motion.

    The Rifle Rangers

    Captain Mayne Reid