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horseradish-tree

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tree, Moringa pterygosperma, common in many parts of India, and cultivated there, as well as in various other tropical countries, for the sake of the fruit, which is eaten as a vegetable or pickled.
  • n. In Australia, a tree of the pokeweed family, Gyrostemon cotinifolius, so called from the taste of its leaves. The bark contains a bitter principle, for which reason it is also known as quinine-tree and medicine-tree.

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