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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various South American trees which, when wounded, exude a rich milky liquid.
  • n. Couma macrocarpa of the family Apocynaceae, a tropical rain forest tree native to Colombia.
  • n. Gymnema lactiferum, native to Ceylon.
  • n. Manilkara bidentata, native to Brazil

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of various trees having an abundance of milky juice, especially of a South American tree, Brosimum galactodendron, natural order Urticaceæ, and allied to the fig-tree.
  • n. In British Guiana, the hya-hya or milk-tree, Tabernæmontana utilis. See milk-tree, 2, and Tabernæmontana.
  • n. The karaka of New Zealand, Corynocarpus lævigata, so called by the colonists from the fondness of cows for its leaves. See karaka.

Etymologies

From their milky sap. (Wiktionary)

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