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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A twig of Gouania Domingensis, used in the West Indies for cleaning the teeth, and also powdered as a dentifrice. More commonly chawstick.
  • n. In Sierra Leone, the root of the cola, Bichea acuminata, which is chewed for the purpose of cleaning the teeth and sweetening the breath.


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