Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the pineapple family, Neoglaziovia variegata, found in northern Brazil, and yielding an important fiber called by the same name.
“One of these specimens was a variety of the _Carua-carua, _ with large leaves heavily veined: the other was an individual resembling those quinquinas which the botanists Ruiz and Pavon have discriminated from the cinchonas, to make a separate family called the _Quinquina cosmibuena.”
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