from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small tree, Ardisia Pickeringia, of the Myrsinaceœ, growing in Florida, the West Indies, and southern Mexico. The wood is rich brown marked with darker rays, and is susceptible of a beautiful polish. Also called cherry.

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  • noun tropical American shrub or small tree with brown wood and dark berries


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  • The croton is a preferred victim, but it also attacks guava, strangler fig, Mysore fig, mango, firebush, wild coffee, marlberry and satinwood.



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