Definition of Caryocar

1. Noun. Type genus of the Caryocaraceae; South American trees yielding strong fine-grained wood and edible nuts.

Exact synonyms: Genus Caryocar
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Caryocaraceae, Family Caryocaraceae
Member holonyms: Caryocar Nuciferum, Souari, Souari Nut, Souari Tree

Lexicographical Neighbors of Caryocar

Carvallo's sign
Cary Grant
Carya aquatica
Carya cordiformis
Carya glabra
Carya illinoensis
Carya illinoinsis
Carya laciniosa
Carya myristicaeformis
Carya myristiciformis
Carya ovata
Carya tomentosa
Caryocar (current term)
Caryocar nuciferum
Caryota urens
Casal's necklace
Casanova de Seingalt

Literary usage of Caryocar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1851)
"... nuts (Caryocar tomentosum) Sago from any palm, particularly the common cabbage ... "Butter tree" (Caryocar butyro- ristica sebifera) Fatty oil from the ..."

2. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New by Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland (1827)
"... grows in it's wild state the igua, a tree that resembles the caryocar ... laden with the fruit of the caryocar tomentosum, which is the ..."

3. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"Caryocar, One of the two genera forming the order of ... There are about eight species of Caryocar, all large hard- wooded trees, growing In the tropical ..."

4. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1901)
"Flowering branch of Caryocar glabrum, and fruit, partly sectioned, of C, nuci/crum, both greatly reduced. Redrawn from Engler. Family Caryocaraceae. ..."

5. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During by Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland, Thomasina Ross (1852)
"state, the igua, a tree resembling the Caryocar ... on the coast of Terra Firma, that came from Demerara laden with the fruit of the Caryocar tomentosum, ..."

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