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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of trees and shrubs, of the natural order Ebenaceœ, natives of the warmer regions of the world, but belonging for the most part of Asia and Mauritius.

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  • n. a genus of trees or shrubs that have beautiful and valuable wood

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Examples

  • The word diospyros is a combination of the Greek word roots dios, divine, and pyros, wheat.

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  • Autumn was just beginning to paint the forest, and already some touches from his glowing palette appeared among the leaves of the sassafras laurel, the sumach (_rhus_), the persimmon (_diospyros_), the nymph-named tupelo, and those other species of the American _sylva_ that love to array themselves so gorgeously before parting with their deciduous foliage.

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  • On inquiry I found it was made of the pulp of the persimon, (diospyros Virginiana) mixed with pounded corn.

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  • (diospyros virginiana), and the coffee tree (guilandina dioica), as it is called in Kentucky, are all common in this country, and are to be found 'as far west as 350 leagues from hence; that is until you arrive at' la Riviere qui coule.

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

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