Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of several Brazilian trees of the genus Hevea, yielding india-rubber.

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Examples

  • I saw myself as a child, playing in the garden and I could literally smell the grass, ivy and seringa.

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  • The savanna surrounding the Waterberg Mountains is characterized by African beachwood (Faurea saligna), common hookthorn (Acacia caffra), red seringa (Burkea africana), Terminalia sericea, and Peltophorum africanum.

    Southern Africa bushveld

  • The rugged, rocky slopes of these mountains are dominated by white seringa (Kirkia acuminata), stemfruit (Englerophytum magalismontarum), Combretum apiculatum, C. molle, and common sugerbush (Protea caffra).

    Southern Africa bushveld

  • “When you see seringa growing alongside juansoco, the river will be close.”

    One River

  • So far he had found at least five species of hevea that Barrera distinguished as seringa blanca and seringa amarilla, based on the white or yellow color of the latex.

    One River

  • The rubber trees in that part of the world, the product of which is known as cauchouc (Spanish) grow on the non-inundated lands, unlike the seringa which grows on the lowlands of the Lower Amazon.

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  • The seringa (hevea) is the variety cultivated in Ceylon, Java and the Far East, being more susceptible to tapping and producing a better grade of rubber.

    Head Hunters of the Amazon: Seven Years of Exploration and Adventure

  • In cases of tumours and ulcers take a young seringa, lay it for half an hour over the stomach of the afflicted person, then plant it with the mumia, _i. e._ either the hair, blood, or spittle of the sick person, at midnight.

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  • As soon as the seringa begins to rot, the ulcer will heal.

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  • The _seringa preta_ exuded latex all the year round, even during the rainy season.

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