Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Peru, a myrtaceous tree, Campomanesia lineatifolia, allied to the guava, which grows to a height of 20 or 30 feet. The leaves smell like myrtle and have an acid astringent taste. The bright yellow fruit, which is about the size of an apple, is very fragrant, and is used as an ingredient of an agreeable perfume called mistura.
“En un molde engrasado y enharinado se pone la pasta y se deja cocer a 175°C hasta que al introducir un palillo éste salga seco (aproximadamente 1 hora).”
“The palillo emits an exceedingly agreeable scent, and is one of the ingredients used in making the perfumed water called _mistura_.”
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