from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. [lowercase] A kind of precious stone; balanite.
- n. [NL.] A simarubaceous genus of plants, including two species, spiny shrubs or small trees, natives of the drier parts of India, western Asia, and tropical Africa.
- n. [NL.] A genus of fossil cirripeds, of the family Balanidæ.
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