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Definition of the noun carnauba

What does carnauba mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: carnaubas

  1. hard yellowish to brownish wax from leaves of the carnauba palm used especially in floor waxes and polishes
  2. Brazilian fan palm having an edible root; source of a useful leaf fiber and a brittle yellowish wax

Alternative definition of the noun carnauba

noun

  1. A Brazilian palm tree having waxy, fan-shaped leaves and toothed leafstalks.
  2. [context: not countable] The hard wax obtained from the leaves of this plant and used especially in polishes.

Phrases with carnauba

  1. carnauba wax
  2. carnauba palm
  3. Carnauba Wax Palm

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for carnauba

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Google previewThe Aromatherapy Encyclopedia (2008)

A Concise Guide to Over 385 Plant Oils by Carol Schiller, David Schiller

History and Information q Carnauba is a palm tree native to Brazil, and is found along rivers and in low lying wet areas.

q Carnauba is the hardest wax, and raises the melting point of ...

Google previewUnrefined montan wax from East Germany (1982)

report to the President on investigation no. TA-406-7 under section 406 of the Trade Act of 1974 by United States International Trade Commission

Carnauba is a very hard wax with a high melting point and superior emulsifying properties as well as a high luster. It is used in high grade waxes for automobiles, floors, furniture, and shoes, as well as in multiple- use and one-time carbon ...

Google previewPoucher’s Perfumes, Cosmetics and Soaps (2012)

Volume 3: Cosmetics by W.A. Poucher

Carnauba is the most generally useful. It is a hard, brittle wax of high melting point used in modest proportion to confer high melting point and increased strength and hardness upon the finished lipstick. As a wax, it is not entirely miscible with ...

Google previewWhat Sustains Life? (2007)

Consilient Mechanisms for Protein-Based Machines and Materials by Dan W. Urry

Carnauba is a hard, high-polish wax for automobile, floor, and high quality shoe polishes. These plant and animal waxes should be distinguished from the similarly utilized paraffin waxes and petrolatum, which originate from petroleum.

Google previewConservation of Furniture (2007)

by Shayne Rivers, Nick Umney

These long chains constitute a diagnostic feature that can be used to distinguish carnauba from beeswax. Carnauba is a dark greenish brown hard and brittle wax with a melting range of 83–86°C. In the bleached condition it is pale yellow.

Google previewDental Materials-E-Book (2014)

Properties and Manipulation by John M. Powers, John C. Wataha

The composition of inlay wax is complex, and it may contain five or six different waxes, such as paraffin, carnauba, ceresin, and beeswax. Paraffin and ceresin are mineral waxes, carnauba is a plant wax, and beeswax is an insect wax. Casting ...

Google previewGrowing Citrus in New Zealand (2001)

Carnauba is the most acceptable surface coating, but otherwaxes may be permitted, depending on which emulsifier is used, but no fungicides or other materials prohibited by the standards may be added. The main use of waxes is to 'reseal' ...

Google previewHow to Restore and Modify Your Porsche 914 and 914/6

by Patrick C. Paternie

Carnauba is the hardest natural wax known to man and became a buzzword for high quality wax a few years ago. Pennington says that the newer tech polymer- based products actually provide better protection. Whatever you use, make sure ...

Google previewCountry Wisdom & Know-How (2004)

A Practical Guide to Living off the Land by Editors of Storey Publishing's Country Wisdom Bulletins

Carnauba is a palm grown in Brazil. WAX ADDITIVES There are a number of substances that can be added to wax when you want to achieve special effects in the appearance or characteristics of your candles. Here are a few of the common ...

Google previewThe Doctors' Dictionary, 2nd edition (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors by Joseph C Segen

CfSpiritual carnal knowledge Coitus, see there carnauba wax appearance Brazil wax, palm wax, queen of waxes A term of art referring to the greasy yellowish appearance of the palms of the hands in pityriasis rubra pilaris, which has been ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Doctors Dictionary (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors, now illustrated by Joseph C Segen

Cf Spiritual carnal knowledge Coitus, see there carnauba wax appearance Brazil wax, palm wax, queen of waxes A term of art referring to the greasy yellowish appearance of the palms of the hands in pityriasis rubra pilaris, which has been ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

carnauba. wax. A major source of wax for polishes, obtained from the leaf surfaces of Copernicia cerifera (wax palm) of the dry northeastern shoulder of Brazil, where it is exceedingly abundant in open savannah forest. A tribe of Indians, the ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Agronomic Plants (2012)

by G. Rehm

BR camaubeira e camauba wax palm f caranda,carnauba g Karnaubapalme s carnauba 687 Corchorus capsular-is L. e white jute f jute, chanvre de Calcutta g Rundkapseljute р juta s yute blanco 688 Corehorus olitorius L` a melokhya e jute ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1999)

Volume 67 - Water and Wastewater Treatment: Protective Coating Systems to Zeolite by John J. McKetta Jr

material derived from vegetables, beans, jojoba, candelilla, carnauba, bees, spermaceti, and other sources. These materials have properties different from ...

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

carnauba /ku:nu:'u:b3, -' naoba/ : - noun (carnaubas) 1 (also wax palm) a Brazilian palm tree. 2 (also carnauba wax) the yellowish wax secreted from the young leaves of the tree, used in the ...

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Scrabble value of C3A1R1N1A1U1B3A1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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