Definition of tagua nut in English:

tagua nut

Syllabification: ta·gua nut
Pronunciation: /ˈtägwə ˌnət


  • another term for ivory nut.
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    • 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.


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

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