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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a poisonous tree of Madagascar (Tanghinia venenata syn. Cerbera venenata). Persons suspected of crime are forced to eat the seeds of the plumlike fruit, and criminals are put to death by being pricked with a lance dipped in the juice of the seeds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. evergreen shrub or tree of South Africa


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