caroço

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *carudium, from Ancient Greek καρύδιον (karúdion), from κάρυον (káruon, nut).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caroço m (plural caroços)

  1. stone (hard nucleus of drupes)
  2. (by extension) any hard seed found inside a fruit
  3. (informal) growth (an abnormal mass, such as a tumour)
  4. an undissolved chunk or pellet; for example, a pellet of dry flour in dough, or of dry dirt in mud

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