from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A very hard, close-grained, dark-brown wood, obtained from Aporosa dioica, a euphorbiaceous tree of Bengal and Burma. Also called kokra-wood.
  • n. A wood of the West Indies, said to be the product of Inga vera, a common leguminous tree.


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  • Among other woods are the lignum-vitae, granadilla, the coco-wood, and the _Cedrela Odorata_

    Cuba, Old and New


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