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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of dicotyledonous polypetalous trees of the natural order Guttiferœ and tribe Calophylleœ, characterized by a calyx which is closed before the flower expands, and then becomes valvately 2-parted, and by a 2- to 4-celled ovary containing four ovules, usually with a peltate stigma.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A genus of American and Asiatic trees having edible one-seeded fruit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun American and Asiatic trees having edible one-seeded fruit

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