from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An aromatic resin obtained from Bursera gummifera, a tree of the West Indies, Mexico. and Central America. It resembles carauna, from an allied tree of the same region. Also called chibou.


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  • _Diri-doux_, rice boiled with sugar, is sold in prodigious quantities daily, -- especially at the markets, where little heaps of it, rolled in pieces of banana or _cachibou_ leaves, are retailed at a cent each.

    Two Years in the French West Indies

  • Two chasseurs-de-choux stride past us as we advance, with their freshly gathered palm-salad upon their heads, wrapped in cachibou or balisier leaves, and tied with lianas.

    Two Years in the French West Indies


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