from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the Philippines, Diospyros discolor, a valuable timber-tree the heart-wood of which resembles ebony in hardness and texture.


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  • Her head covered with a handkerchief saturated in cologne, her body wrapped carefully in white sheets which swathed her youthful form with many folds, under curtains of jusi and piña, the girl lay on her kamagon bed.

    The Social Cancer

  • Enveloped in multiple folds of white, the lovely figure of Maria lay on her bed of kamagon, behind curtains of jusi and piña.

    An Eagle Flight A Filipino Novel Adapted from Noli Me Tangere

  • a primitive betel-box. kamagon: A tree of the ebony family, from which fine cabinet-wood is obtained.

    The Social Cancer


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