Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The oil-producing Java almond, Canarium commune. See Canarium.

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Examples

  • At intervals, old women or young children keep shop, either in nipa huts or on mats under the shade of a kanari-tree.

    Across the Equator A Holiday Trip in Java

  • The sight of this memorial among the kanari trees in the tropical island of Java makes us think of the tablet in the little parish church on the hill at Hendon, near which this woman's husband lies buried.

    Across the Equator A Holiday Trip in Java

  • Governor's palace, face a green _aloon-aloon_, flanked by superb avenues of kanari and tamarind trees.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • Botanical Garden is approached by a mighty avenue of colossal kanari-trees, over a hundred feet high, with yellow light filtering through the fretted roof of interlacing boughs, which suggests a vast aisle in some primeval forest.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • The early dawn, when the dark silhouettes of the palms stand etched against the rose-tinted heavens, the hot noontide in the shadows of the colossal kanari-trees, the sunset gold transfiguring the foliage into emerald fire, and spilling pools of liquid amber upon the mossy turf, or the white moonlight which transmutes the forest aisles into a fairy world of sable and silver, invest this vision of Paradise with varied aspects of incomparable beauty.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • Beyond the fretted arches of the great kanari avenue, the white tomb of Lady Raffles, who died during her husband's term of office in the island, forms a pathetic link with the past.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • A splendid avenue of kanari-trees extends along the shore, the usual Dutch church symbolises the uncompromising grimness of

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • Colossal kanari-trees, veritable monarchs of the forest, tower over the nutmegs, and form an unbroken roof of interlacing boughs, for the nutmeg, needing shelter to bring the fruit to perfection, is not suffered to attain a height of more than seventy feet.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • Among serpentine kanari roots, which stream across the mossy turf as though poured out in liquid form and then petrified, we come across brown babies sleeping in the shade, and cradled softly in the tender lap of earth, while the mother, crooning a low song, pursues her work among the rustling leaves.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

  • A half-hour's stroll beneath the arching boughs of a kanari avenue, ends at a picturesque Rest House, facing the temple-crowned hill.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

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  • Malay name for an East Indian tree of the genus Canarium (family Burserace√¶) that produces edible nuts, from which oil is extracted.

    October 31, 2008