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  • n. Plural form of myrobolan.


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  • I bring them out of a country where the very hogs, God be with us, live on nothing but myrobolans.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Crude or preserved myrobolans were a more important article of commerce in the Middle Ages than now.

    The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503

  • As to what he says of cinnamon, and aloes and ginger, incense, myrobolans, sandal woods, I never saw them in this island, at least I did not recognize them; what he says of flax must mean _cabuya_ [364-4] which are leaves like the _cavila_ from which thread is made and cloth or linen can be made from it, but it is more like hemp cloth than linen.

    The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503

  • We have also seen some lemon-colored myrobolans; at this season they are all lying under the trees, and have a bitter flavor, arising, I think, from the rottenness occasioned by the moisture of the ground; but the taste of such parts as have remained sound, is that of the genuine myrobolan. [

    The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503


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