from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bignoniaceous tree of the isthmus of Panama, Parmentiera cerifera, the fruit of which, nearly 4 feet long, has the appearance of a yellow wax candle and a peculiar apple-like smell, and is eaten by cattle.
  • n. In the United States, the Catalpa bignonioides, from its long round pods.


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