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- n. an ornamental tropical American tree (of uncertain taxonomy) having bipinnate leaves, globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens, and sweet-pulp pods eaten by cattle
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- n. large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle
so called from the belief that it exudes water from its leaflets (Wiktionary)