from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The seed of the tree Simaba Cedron, natural order Simarubaceœ, a native of the United States of Colombia.
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-- A native of New Grenada, where it attains the size of a small tree, and bears a large fruit containing one seed; this seed, which looks like a blanched almond, is known in commerce as the cedron.
Many other cases are mentioned where the cedron proved an antidote.
During the few seconds that it took him to take the cedron from his bag, he was seized with violent pains at the heart and throat; but he had scarcely chewed and swallowed a piece of the nut about the size of a small bean, when the pains ceased as by magic.