from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The bark of a Brazilian leguminous tree, Bowdichia virgilioides, formerly used as a remedy for phthisis. Also written
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Scattered trees belonging mostly to two species, the "manteco" (Byrsonima crassifolia) and the "chaparro" (Curatella americana) occur rather frequently, as does the "alcornoque" (Bodwichia virgilioides).
Acids of every description not otherwise provided for; alcornoque; aloes; ambergris; amber; ammonia and sal ammonia; anatto, roucon or orleans; angora Thibet, and other goats 'hair, or mohair, unmanufactured, not otherwise provided for; annis seed; antimony, crude or regulus of; argol, or crude tartar; arsenic; ashes, pot, pearl and soda; asphaltum; assafoetida.
The Statutes at Large of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, from the Institution of the Government, February 8, 1861, to its Termination, February 18, 1862, Inclusive. Arranged in Chronological Order. Together with the Constitution for the Provisional Government, and the Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States, and the Treaties Concluded by the Confederate States with Indian Tribes:
The alcornoque, a beautiful tree, scarcely inferior to it, here raises its graceful head above the rest, affording the cattle a permanent shade during the dry season; while in the Llanos it is used in the construction of houses and fences.