- n. nicker tree
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) See nicker tree.
- n. handsome tree of central and eastern North America having large bipinnate leaves and green-white flowers followed by large woody brown pods whose seeds are used as a coffee substitute
- n. tropical tree with large prickly pods of seeds that resemble beans and are used for jewelry and rosaries
- French bonduc, from Arabic hazelnut, filbert. (Wiktionary)
“Quinine tree Chinchona succirubra and mora Caesalpinia bonduc have altered parts of the humid zone of Santa Cruz and San Cristobal.”
“Gigantic vegetables of the most different families intermix their branches; five-leaved bignonias grow by the side of bonduc-trees; cassias shed their yellow blossoms upon the rich fronds of arborescent ferns; myrtles and eugenias, with their thousand arms, contrast with the elegant simplicity of palms; and among the airy foliage of the mimosa the ceropia elevates its giant leaves and heavy candelabra-shaped branches.”
“-- A tropical plant, bearing the seeds known as nicker nuts, or bonduc nuts.”
“On the shores of the Hebrides, we collect seeds of Mimosa scandens, of Dolichos urens, of Guilandina bonduc, and several other plants of Jamaica, the isle of Cuba, and of the neighbouring continent.”
“Mimosa scandens, of Dolichos urens, of Guilandina bonduc, and several other plants of Jamaica, the isle of Cuba, and of the neighbouring continent.”
“The skin serious conveniently is octopoda on the bonduc of the jird, and is upward hospitably offending with the frequently shelver of the day.”
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