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- noun small genus of tropical American spiny bushy shrubs or trees
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In drier areas, most large trees occur in ancient riverbeds, and the rolling red dunes are sparsely populated by smaller A. erioloba, A. haematoxylon, and B. albitrunca trees, as well as broom bushes (Crotalaria spartioides) and dune reeds (Stipagrostis amabilis).
We find that the passages are often putty-colored in disorders of the liver, frequently bloody or tarry in appearance in bleeding within the bowel, and liable to be black after taking bismuth, charcoal, or iron, and red after krameria, kino, or haematoxylon.
Ubar is a red-wood resembling the logwood (haematoxylon) of Honduras, and might probably be employed for the same purpose.