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  • n. Plural form of cecropia.

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Examples

  • After winding beneath the shade of ficuses, tahuaris, nipa palms, and cecropias, it enters the Amazon by five mouths.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • The raft was then in the black waters of the Rio Negro, near rather a high bluff covered with cecropias with buds of reddish-brown, and palisaded with stiff-stalked reeds called

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • On most of them the foliage was thick; among the exceptions were the cecropias, growing by preference on new-formed alluvial soil bare of other trees, whose rather scanty leaf bunches were, as I was informed, the favorite food of sloths.

    V. Up the River of Tapirs

  • After winding beneath the shade of ficuses, tahuaris, nipa palms, and cecropias, it enters the

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • These, again, were covered by creeping plants; and thus literally parasites grew on parasites; and on these parasites, again, leaves of every form were also seen -- some beautifully divided, and others of vast size and fanlike shape, like those of the cecropias; and numerous others of intermediate forms added to the countless variety.

    The Wanderers Adventures in the Wilds of Trinidad and Orinoco

  • As we gaze upwards, we see against the clear blue sky the finely divided foliage, many of the largest of the forest-trees having leaves as delicate as those of the trembling mimosa: among them appear the huge palmate leaves of the cecropias, and the oval glossy ones of the clusias, countless others of intermediate forms adding to the variety of its scenery, -- the bright sunshine playing on the upper portion of the foliage, while a solemn gloom reigns among the dark columns which support this wondrous roof of verdure.

    The Western World Picturesque Sketches of Nature and Natural History in North and South America

  • a high bluff covered with cecropias with buds of reddish-brown, and palisaded with stiff-stalked reeds called _ "froxas," _ of which the

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

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