Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of a tree, Clausena Wampi, of the Rutaceæ, tribe Aurantieæ, thus allied to the orange. The native country of the tree is unknown, but it is cultivated in China, India, and Malaya for the fruit, which is borne in clusters, and is of the size and somewhat the taste of a grape, with an additional pleasant flavor of its own. The tree is of a sweet terebinthine odor, its leaves pinnate with five to nine smooth and shining leaflets.
- n. See Pontederia.
- n. A tree, clausena lansium, cultivated in China and the East Indies.
- n. The fruit of this tree.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Southern U. S., Southern U. S. A tree (Cookia punctata) of the Orange family, growing in China and the East Indies; also, its fruit, which is about the size of a large grape, and has a hard rind and a peculiar flavor.
- n. Southern U. S. The pickerel weed.
- n. American plant having spikes of blue flowers and growing in shallow water of streams and ponds
- From Mandarin 黃皮 (huáng pí, "wampee"), literally "yellow skin". (Wiktionary)
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