Definitions

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.

Etymologies

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

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