Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of tropical trees found in the East Indies and Africa, natural order Sapotace√¶.

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  • n. summer cypress

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Examples

  • I was next employed in collecting the fruit of a species of bassia, or what I should call a butter tree.

    Mark Seaworth

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