carnauba carnauba  /kɑr ˈnɔ bə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) hard yellowish to brownish wax from leaves of the carnauba palm used especially in floor waxes and polishes
  2. (n) Brazilian fan palm having an edible root; source of a useful leaf fiber and a brittle yellowish wax

Usage(s):

  1. Industrially, carnauba wax is used mainly in floor, shoe and auto polishes, has no substitute.
  2. With a good superintendent on a salary or shares, a coffee, cacao, carnauba-wax plantation or cattle ranch can be made to pay for itself within six years.

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    on June 29, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

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