from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A West Indian tree (Brya ebenus) yielding a fine grade of green ebony.

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  • n. West Indian tree yielding a fine grade of green ebony


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  • I got a large wooden bowl made of an exotic wood by an artist from Maruata, and I missed getting another large wood carving in granadillo by another artist from Cachan de Echeverria.

    Trip report: Morelia, Michoacan

  • Among the other woods used are granadillo, mahogany, maple and walnut.

    Trip report: Morelia, Michoacan

  • Then our tarts are made of pine-apples, and pine-apples make the best tarts that I ever tasted; there is no end to the variety of fruits, of which the shaddock is "in itself a host;" but the most singular and exquisite flavor, perhaps, is to be found in the granadillo, a fruit which grows upon a species of vine, and, in fact, appears to be a kind of cucumber.

    Journal of a Residence among the Negroes in the West Indies

  • Species that can be found include Picrodendron macrocarpum (yana), Maytenus buxifolia (carne de doncella), Belairia spinosa (yamaguey), Brya ebenus (granadillo) and Diospyrus grisebachii (├ębano).

    Cuban cactus scrub


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