Definitions

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  • n. Nidularium karatas, a West Indian plant of the pineapple family.

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Examples

  • Now nothing was assuredly less easy in that jumble of knots, among which twisted the liana in the middle of bromelias, _ "karatas," _ armed with their sharp prickles, orchids with rosy flowers and violet lips the size of gloves, and oncidiums more tangled than a skein of worsted between a kitten's paws.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • Among these I presently noticed one which I knew well from description to be the karatas.

    Swiss Family Robinson

  • Entirely agreeing with this view of the subject, I desired the lads to lay aside their guns for the present, and the younger ones readily applied themselves to making snares of the long threads drawn from the leaves of the karatas in a simple way I taught them, while Fritz and Ernest gave me substantial assistance in the manufacture of the new sledge.

    Swiss Family Robinson

  • Bromelia, * akin to the B. karatas, which from the odour and coolness of its foliage attracts the rattlesnake.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • At the foot of the capparis, the bauhinia, and the zygophyllum with flowers of a golden yellow, there extends a carpet of Bromelia, * (* Chihuchihue, of the family of the ananas.) akin to the B. karatas, which from the odour and coolness of its foliage attracts the rattlesnake.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 1

  • Large pine-apples are there found of a delicious flavour; that species of bromelia always grows solitary among the gramina, like our Colchicum autumnale, while the B. karatas, another species of the same genus, is a social plant, like our whortleberries and heaths.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2

  • The karatas had nearly completed the cure of Ernest's hand, and he was able to assist his brothers preparing the canes, which Fritz and Jack wove between the flat wooden wands, with which they had made the frame of their pannier; they succeeded in making it so strong and close, that they might have carried liquids in it.

    The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island

  • But see here,’ and I broke a dry twig from the karatas, and peeling off the bark, laid the pith upon a stone.

    Swiss Family Robinson

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