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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the Marianne Islands, Tristiropsis obtusangula, a tree belonging to the Sapindaceæ, with bipinnate leaves having usually three pairs of pinnæ, each with 4 to 6 leaflets, and with ellipsoidal, obtusely 3-angled fruit covered on the surface with minute dust-like hairs, and containing a bony putamen. On the island of Guam the wood is used in the construction of small boats.

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  • Nigerian English - fire, stove, cooker.

    October 16, 2011