from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Argentina, a small tree of the mimosa family, Prosopis Nandubey. with strong, hard, durable wood. On account of the short trunk the wood is not much used for cabinet-work, but great numbers of the trees are cut for fence-posts.
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Excellent timber for cabinet work is found in the west; the most noteworthy native trees are the algarobo, the quebracho, and the nandubay, which is much used for fuel, and has a facility for petrifying.