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tagua

[ tah-gwuh ]
/ ˈtɑ gwə /
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noun, plural ta·guas, (especially collectively) ta·gua.

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Origin of tagua

From Guarani taguá, in reference to the animal's ability to make paths into virtually impenetrable areas
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How to use tagua in a sentence

  • What our hunters saw was neither more nor less than a grove of Tagua trees—better known as the “vegetable ivory.”

    Bruin|Mayne Reid
  • A curious article of exportation is the ivory nut, or tagua, which in value now comes next after bananas.

    The Panama Canal|J. Saxon Mills
  • Of this our hunters had proof, and very shortly after entering among the tagua trees.

    Bruin|Mayne Reid
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