• WordNet 3.6
    • n Copernicia slow-growing tropical fan palms
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n copernicia A genus of tall, handsome fan-palms, of tropical America, including eight species. The most important species is the carnauba or wax-palm of Brazil, C. cerifera, the young leaves of which are coated with a hard wax. The trunk furnishes a very hard wood used for building, veneering, and other purposes.
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