from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as Alstonia bark (which see, under bark).
  • n. In the Philippines, a tree, Pala scholaris, belonging to the Apocynaceæ, which yields a valuable medicinal bark. See devil-tree and dita-bark.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. evergreen tree of eastern Asia and Philippines having large leathery leaves and small green-white flowers in compact cymes; bark formerly used medicinally


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