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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of tropical American trees belonging to the gamopetalous order Sapotaceæ, tribe Pouterieæ, having a 4-parted calyx, 5 fertile and 5 abortive stamens, a 4-celled ovary, and fleshy fruit. Five species are known, natives of the West Indies and Brazil.


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