from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of dicotyledonous apetalous trees of the West Indies, belonging to the natural order Thymelæaceæ and tribe Euthymelæeæ.


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  • The Maroons, and other runaway negroes of Jamaica, before the abolition of slavery, used to make clothing out of the lagetta; which they found growing in plenty in the mountain forests of the island.

    The Cliff Climbers A Sequel to "The Plant Hunters"


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