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- n. Alternative form of zaman (Albizia saman).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An immense leguminous tree (Pithecolobium Saman) of Venezuela. Its branches form a hemispherical mass, often one hundred and eighty feet across. The sweet pulpy pods are used commonly for feeding cattle. Also called rain tree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as rain-tree.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
The zamang is a fine species of mimosa, and its tortuous branches are divided by bifurcation.
It was the "zamang" tree -- a species of _mimosa_, and one of the most beautiful trees of South America.
We heard with satisfaction that the present proprietor of the zamang had brought an action against a cultivator who had been guilty of cutting off
This zamang must be at least as old as the Orotava dragon-tree.
The animal lay stretched beneath the shade of a large zamang.
The trunk of the zamang del Guayre, * which is found on the road from Turmero to Maracay, is only sixty feet high, and nine thick; but its real beauty consists in the form of its head.
The inhabitants of these villages, but particularly the Indians, hold in veneration the zamang del Guayre, which the first conquerors found almost in the same state in which it now remains.
The road is bordered with large zamang-trees, or mimosas, the trunks of which rise to sixty feet high.
The father obliged the young girl to climb up a very lofty zamang or acacia, which grew in the plain at some distance from the hut, while he stretched himself at the foot of the tree, and did not permit his daughter to descend till the hunters had departed.
It is neither a hill, nor a group of trees close to each other, but one single tree, the famous zamang del Guayre, known throughout the province for the enormous extent of its branches, which form a hemispheric head five hundred and seventy-six feet in circumference.
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