from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The eardrop-tree, Enterolobium cyclocarpum, or its fruits. The latter are sometimes used for tanning, like divi-divi.

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  • noun tropical South American tree having a wide-spreading crown of bipinnate leaves and coiled ear-shaped fruits; grown for shade and ornament as well as valuable timber


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  • Most of the common names for Enterolobium refer to this resemblance, including ear fruit, ear pod, orejon (from Spanish oreja, an ear) and guanacaste (conacaste, a Nahuatl derivation signifying ear tree).

    Chapter 8 1996

  • (conacaste, a NahuatI derivation signifying ear tree).

    Chapter 7 1990


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