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- n. A type of dugout canoe of South America.
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Now and then around the one or the other bend came a cayuca, the native dug-out made of the hollowed trunk of a tree, usually the cedro -- though to a jungle native any tree is a "cedro" if he does not happen to think of its right name.
Here was the very spot where the cayuca had been tethered to a pole.