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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tall palm (Mauritia flexuosa) of northern South America having large fan-shaped leaves and used for food, fiber, and building.
  • n. A tree in the Garden of Eden whose fruit, if eaten, gave everlasting life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a tree of the genus Thuja; arbor vitæ.

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