from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a West Indian tree (Calophyllum calaba) having racemes of fragrant white flowers and yielding a durable timber and resinous juice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Calophyllum.
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- n. West Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers and yielding a durable timber and resinous juice
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-- This is called calaba tree in the West Indies, and an oil, fit for burning, is expressed from the seeds.
In the wetter areas the baría (Callophylum calaba), copey (Clusia rosea), mangle rojo (Rhizophora mangle), and mangle botón (Conocarpus erecta) predominate.
It has been mistaken for the _tacamahaca_ of India, which, however, is a product of the _C. calaba_, L.
Calophyllum calaba, five species of palm-trees (the palma real, or
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