from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus of trees (Conocarpus), furnishing durable timber, mostly natives of the West Indies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as button-wood, 1.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. evergreen tree or shrub with fruit resembling buttons and yielding heavy hard compact wood


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