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- n. A West Indian tree (Brya ebenus) yielding a fine grade of green ebony.
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- n. West Indian tree yielding a fine grade of green ebony
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I got a large wooden bowl made of an exotic wood by an artist from Maruata, and I missed getting another large wood carving in granadillo by another artist from Cachan de Echeverria.
Among the other woods used are granadillo, mahogany, maple and walnut.
Then our tarts are made of pine-apples, and pine-apples make the best tarts that I ever tasted; there is no end to the variety of fruits, of which the shaddock is "in itself a host;" but the most singular and exquisite flavor, perhaps, is to be found in the granadillo, a fruit which grows upon a species of vine, and, in fact, appears to be a kind of cucumber.
Species that can be found include Picrodendron macrocarpum (yana), Maytenus buxifolia (carne de doncella), Belairia spinosa (yamaguey), Brya ebenus (granadillo) and Diospyrus grisebachii (ébano).
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