from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of climbing shrubs, type of the order Gnetaceæ, including 15 species, natives of tropical regions.
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- n. small tropical tree with tiered branches and divaricate branchlets having broad glossy dark green leaves; exploited for its edible young leaves and seeds that provide a fine flour
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