from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large leguminous tree, Gleditschia amorphoides, of northern Argentina, whose trunk from the ground up to the height of a man is thickly beset with strong, much-branched thorns from 5 to 8 inches long. Its handsome veined wood is used in building and for furniture and cabinet-work. Its bark contains saponin and is used like soap, under the name of quillay.
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