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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tree, Wrightia tinctoria: its leaves afford the pala-indigo, an article inferior to the genuine indigo. See ivory-tree. Also pala.
  • n. A high-climbing plant, Cryptostegia grandiflora, of the Asclepiadace√¶, cultivated in India and elsewhere. Its fiber is fine, strong, and fiax-like, and its milky juice contains a caoutchouc.
  • n. In the Philippine Islands, rice in the husk.

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