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  • n. A vegetable extract brought in solid cakes from South America, believed to be derived from the bark of the tree Chrysophyllum glycyphloeum, and used as an alterative and astringent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The bark, or a vegetable extract brought in solid cakes from South America and believed to be derived from the bark, of the tree Chrysophyllum glycyphlœum. It is used as an alterative and astringent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vegetable extract thought to be derived from the bark of Chrysophyllum glyciphlœum, exported from Brazil in hard thick cakes. It seems to have some stomachic, alterative, and astringent properties.

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