Definition of Caranday
1. Noun. South American palm yielding a wax similar to carnauba wax.
Generic synonyms: Fan Palm
Group relationships: Copernicia, Genus Copernicia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caranday
Literary usage of Caranday
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. La Plata, the Argentine Confederation and Paraguay: Being a Narrative of the by Thomas Jefferson Page (1859)
"President Lopez and the Brazilian Squadron.—Vermejo River.—Pillar.—Caña.—caranday Palm. ... caranday ..."
2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1876)
"The caranday palm-forests cease on the western slope of Paraguay, ... A dwarf variety of the caranday, a slender, graceful little palm ..."
3. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1876)
"The caranday palm-forests cease on the western slope of Paraguay, inward from Concepcion (23° N.), at an altitude of about 700 or 800 feet. ..."
4. An Account of the Abipones: An Equestrian People of Paraguay by Martin Dobrizhoffer (1822)
"The tall palm, caranday, expands its leaves like an open fan, and bears sweet dates, which are not disliked by Europeans even. The bark of the trunk, ..."