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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The native name of a small anacardiaceous tree of Brazil, Schinus terebinthifolius, the resin obtained from which, and also the bark and leaves, are used as a remedy for rheumatism and other complaints.
  • n. The name of several other trees or the cashew family, especially Schinus terebinthifolius of Brazil and Astronium fraxinifolium, an allied Brazilian tree. All of these yield medicinal resins, and the lastnamed yields a very hard, valuable wood.

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