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Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small tree of the mimosa family, Stryphnodendron adstringens (Acacia adstringens of Martius), yielding an astringent bark rich in tannin: used in medicine.

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Examples

  • (_Stryphnodendron barbatimao_), a mimosa-like tree, and the Vinhatico amarello (_Echyrosperum Balthazarii_), the last of which has the highest specific gravity of all.

    Across Unknown South America

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