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- noun botany A tree from the
West Indiesthat was valued for its wood and was one of two species, Manilkara albescens or Manilkara bidentata, both from the Sapotaceaefamily.
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The first story includes the plants "aguacatillo" (Alchornea latifolia), crabwood or "najesí" (Carapa guianensis), and "acana" (Manilkara albescens); the second story has ebony (Diospyros caribaea), Ocotea floribunda, Oxandra laurifolia, Talauma minor, Terminalia spp., and Ficus spp.; and the third story has numerous species of arborescent ferns, Mirtaceae and Melastomataceae.