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  • n. genus of tropical American timber trees

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Examples

  • Next to the curucay and enormous trunks of hymenaea, (the diameter of which was more than nine or ten feet), the trees which most excited our attention were the dragon’s blood (Croton sanguifluum), the purple-brown juice of which flows down a whitish bark; the calahuala fern, different from that of Peru, but almost equally medicinal; * and the palm-trees, irasse, macanilla, corozo, and praga.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

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