from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, natural order Ternstrœmiaceæ, consisting of 8 species of lofty trees, natives of tropical America.
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- n. type genus of the Caryocaraceae; South American trees yielding strong fine-grained wood and edible nuts
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The seeds have two very distinct coverings, and this circumstance renders the structure of the fruit more complicated than in the lecythis, the pekea or caryocar, and the saouvari.