Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Queensland, the bottle-tree (which see). Both names refer to the shape of the trunk. The tissues of the stem abound in a clear, jelly-like, mucilaginous substance resembling tragacanth, which is used as food by the natives in times of extreme drought.
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