Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fruit of a species of palm found in the island of St. Thomas, West Indies, which is said to be useful in pulmonary diseases.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A West Indian palm; also the fruit of this palm, the seeds of which are used as a remedy for diseases of the chest.

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  • noun A West Indian palm; also the fruit of this palm, the seeds of which are used as a remedy for diseases of the chest.

Etymologies

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"Name given by the negroes in the island of St. Thomas" - Webster, 1913

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