Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name in Brazil and Paraguay for a tree of the mimosa family, Stachychrysum rigidum, which yields an extremely hard, durable, dark-brown wood, and a gum similar to gum arabic. Both the gum and the astringent bark are used medicinally by the natives. See Piptadenia.
“The _angico_ or _angicu_ (_Piptadenia rigida_ Benth.), which was quite plentiful, was also a good-looking tree of appreciable height and circumference.”
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