Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A polygonaceous genus of plants of tropical America, comprising about 80 species of trees, shrubs, or tall woody climbers.

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  • A second species is said to be extracted from the Eucalyptus resinifera of New South Wales; while a third variety, which isbrought from the West Indies, has by some writers been as - cribed to the coccoloba uvifera, and by otliers to the mahogany*.

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