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1) tagua. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...tagua, (ta´gwa) (KEY) , fruit of the ivory-nut palm (Phytelephas macrocarpa), which flourishes in tropical America from Paraguay to Panama. The female palms bear...

2) ivory nut. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...ivory nut, see tagua....

3) vegetable ivory. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...vegetable ivory, see tagua....

4) Iquitos. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...it declined after the collapse of the market. Today coffee, cotton, timber, balata, and tagua nuts, as well as rubber, are exported. There is launch service some...

5) ivory. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...London, and Hong Kong have been major centers of ivory commerce. 2Natural substitutes (e.g., tagua, or vegetable ivory) for ivory or near equivalents have long been...

6) palm. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...and rattan. Daemonorops draco yields dragon's blood, a resin. Another palm-fruit product, tagua, is used as a substitute for ivory. Species native to the United States...

7) Colombia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...the Pacific N of Buenaventura. The range's slopes yield dyewoods and hardwoods, rubber, tagua nuts (vegetable ivory) and other forest products, and gold and platinum....

8) Chapter XII. Darwin, Charles Robert. 1909-14. The Voyage of the Beagle. The Harvard Classics
...of some leagues, near the summit of a lofty hill. On the way we had a glimpse of the lake Tagua-tagua, celebrated for its floating islands, which have been described...

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