from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tree, Wrightia tinctoria: its leaves afford the pala-indigo, an article inferior to the genuine indigo. See ivory-tree. Also pala.
- n. A high-climbing plant, Cryptostegia grandiflora, of the Asclepiadaceæ, cultivated in India and elsewhere. Its fiber is fine, strong, and fiax-like, and its milky juice contains a caoutchouc.
- n. In the Philippine Islands, rice in the husk.
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