from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Diospyros Embryopteris of the East Indies, a species of persimmon, the heart-wood of which forms some of the ebony of commerce.
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Specimens of these, and of the bark of the Saul tree, of _Nychanthes arbortrista, Terminalia angustifolia_, and of the gaub fruit (_Diospyros glutinosa_), were shown by the East India Company.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.