Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of an East Indian tree, Semecarpus Anacardium: so called because it contains a juice used in marking cloths. Also called Malacca bean, marsh-nut, and Oriental cashew-nut. See
“The fruit of the cashew or marking-nut tree betrays a similar feature in more pronounced fashion.”
“One prominent example may be mentioned-viz., “the marking-nut tree.””
“Girls, if they were as old as seven, were sometimes disfigured for fear of recognition, and for this purpose the juice of the marking-nut  tree would be smeared on one side of the face, which burned into the skin and entirely altered the appearance.”
“They abstain from the use of ginger and from the juice of the _bhilawa_ or marking-nut tree.”
“Some of them are also village watchmen, and another special avocation of theirs is the collection of the oil of the marking-nut tree (_Semecarpus anacardium_).”
“One morning he noticed on one of the soles of the boy's feet a stain of the juice of the _bhilawa_  or marking-nut tree, which raises blisters on the skin.”
“One prominent example may be mentioned-viz., "the marking-nut tree.”
“(marking-nut), and a remarkable black pigment resembling that from”
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