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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the Hawaiian Islands, a general name for plants of the genus Clermontia, belonging to the family Campanulace√¶. They yield a milky latex which is used by the natives as bird-lime. Clermontia macrocarpa bears fruit about the size of a crab-apple, which, though insipid, is eaten by the natives.


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