Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A myrtaceous genus of two or three species, tall trees, natives of tropical America. The fruit of G. cauliflora, of Jamaica, known as the anchovy-pear, is a russet-brown drupe, which is pickled like the mango. The large glossy leaves are borne in plume-like clusters at the ends of the branches, rendering the tree very ornamental.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The genus of trees including the anchovy pear tree Grias cauliflora, whose fruit is somewhat like the mango.
- n. anchovy pear tree
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