Meaning of carnauba

car•nau•ba

Pronunciation: (kär-nou'bu, -nô'-, -n'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a palm, Copernicia prunifera, of Brazil, having palmate leaves covered with wax.
  2. Also calledthe hard, lustrous wax obtained from the leaves of this tree, used as a polish or floor wax.
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