from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of Leguminosæ, found in the forests of Brazil, Guiana, etc., including 8 species.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun a genus of tropical American trees which produce a black seed called the tonka bean.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun tropical American trees: tonka beans
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One of my favorites is the delicious baru nut, which comes from the baruzeiro tree (dipteryx alata).