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tagua nut

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Pronunciation: /ˈtaɡwə
 
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Definition of tagua nut in English:

noun

Another term for ivory nut.
Example sentences
  • Add highly polished tagua nuts and asai and divi-divi seeds for a colorful and fun necklace or bracelet.
  • Artisans in Ecuador take a tagua nut, and through judicious carving sculpt very cute animals and birds.
  • The harvesting of tagua nuts is a sustainable activity, helping to preserve the rainforest.

Origin

mid 19th century: tagua, via Spanish from Quechua tawa.

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