from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Cordia Sebestena, a boraginaceous shrub of the West Indies, with handsome scarlet flowers and a drupaceous fruit.
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I had also taken on board some plants of the ettow and matte, with which the natives here make a beautiful red colour; and a root called peeah, of which they make an excellent pudding.
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