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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name given by Sir J. D. Hooker in 1860 to a monotypic genus of tropical African plants belonging to the natural order Anacardiaceæ, tribe Spondieæ, and characterized by the possession of 3 unequal imbricate petals and 6 stamens in the flower, an oblong drupe, and pinnate leaves.


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