from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Mexican name of a species of Citharexylum, a verbenaceoustree, the seeds of which when roasted have the combined flavor of coffee and chocolate.
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Examples of the species of shrubs and small trees that usually maintain their foliage throughout the year in this formation are: Bourreria virgata (cafecillo), Capparis cynophallophora (mostacilla), Eugenia buxifolia (guairaje), Bursera glauca, B. cubana, Croton spp.,
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