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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the candlewood of Mexico and couthwestern California (Idria columnaris or Fouquieria columnaris), having tall columnar stems and bearing honey-scented creamy yellow flowers; -- called also the boojum tree.

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  • n. candlewood of Mexico and southwestern California having tall columnar stems and bearing honey-scented creamy yellow flowers

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