Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The wood of Dipteryx odorata, a leguminous tree of British Guiana, which yields the Tonka bean. It is hard, tough, and very durable, and is used for shafts, mill-wheels, cogs, etc.

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Examples

  • a distance appears like a hillock clothed with the brightest vegetation; the ayucari, or red cedar; and the cuamara, laden with tonka beans.

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