from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of gigantic trees, chiefly Brazilian, of the order Myrtaceæ, having woody capsules opening by an apical lid. Lecythis Zabucajo yields the delicious sapucaia nuts. Lecythis Ollaria produces the monkey-pots, its capsules. Its bark separates into thin sheets, like paper, used by the natives for cigarette wrappers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of South American trees of the order Myrtaceæ, tribe Lecythideæ.
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