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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of dicotyledonous trees of the polypetalous order Sapindaceæ and the tribe Sapindeæ known by the regular cup-shaped five-toothed calyx, indehiscent warty fruit, and long projecting stamens.

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  • n. a genus of dicotyledonous trees of the family Sapindaceae that are native to Asia and Australia

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