ivory nut

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Related to ivory nuts: vegetable ivory, Tagua palm, Phytelephas aequatorialis, tagua nuts

ivory nut:

see taguatagua
, fruit of the ivory, or ivory-nut, palms (Phytelephas species), which flourish in tropical America from Paraguay to Panama. The female palms bear large woody, burrlike fruits, each containing several seeds about the size of hen's eggs in P. macrocarpa.
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