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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus of mostly tropical American shrubs or small trees with small yellowish flowers and yellow or red fruits.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A general term for innocuous serpents, as distinguished from Viperina or Thanatophidia.
  • More definitely: A suborder of Ophidia, containing all the innocuous serpents with ungrooved and imperforate teeth and dilatable jaws. Also called Colubriformia and Aglyphodontia.
  • The Aglyphodontia together with the Proteroglyphia, thus including venomous serpents of the families Elapidæ and Hydrophidæ.

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  • n. mostly tropical American shrubs or small trees with small yellowish flowers and yellow or red fruits

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