Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A polygonaceous genus of plants of tropical America, comprising about 80 species of trees, shrubs, or tall woody climbers. It is distinguished from allied genera by its fleshy perianth becoming baccate in fruit. C. uvifera, the seaside grape of the West Indies, has a heavy, hard, violet-brown wood, which yields a kino closely resembling the officinal article.
“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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