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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pole or timber of any kind; -- in the names of trees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as gulancha. Also giloe and galo.
  • n. Wood.


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  • Being almost destitute of chemical tests, * we contented ourselves with filling at the spring two bottles, which were sent, along with the nourishing milk of the tree called palo de vaca, to MM.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • Other timber proposals that CITES governments will consider at this conference include Brazilian rosewood and holy wood (also known as palo santo), both of which are also valued for their oils by the cosmetics industry.

    WWF - Environmental News

  • Dominating the vegetation are large stem-succulents, particularly the massive cardón (Pachycereus pringlei, a giant relative of the saguaro), and trees such as palo verde, tree ocotillo (Fouquieria diguetii and F. macdougalii), ironwood, elephant tree (Bursera spp.), and limberbush (Jatropha spp.); the trees are leafless most of the time.

    Subdivisions of the Sonoran Desert

  • Lower elevation areas are dominated by dense communities of creosote and white bursage, but on slopes and higher portions of bajadas, subtrees such as palo verde (Cercidium floridum, C. microphyllum) and ironwood (Olneya tesota), saguaros (Carnegiea gigantia), and other tall cacti are abundant.

    Sonoran desert

  • The plan features 300 mostly native trees, such as palo verdes and sweet acacias, planted in depressed areas amid the 620 parking spaces.

    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:Today's Headlines

  • I evaporated some of the water of Mariara, and it yielded only a very small residuum, which, digested with nitric acid, appeared to contain only a little silica and extractive vegetable matter.) we contented ourselves with filling at the spring two bottles, which were sent, along with the nourishing milk of the tree called palo de vaca, to MM.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2

  • I have the palo azul wood chips i just dont know how to brew it!?

    El Museo Summer Programs 2010 «

  • The Mayan Indians of Guatemala perform a flying pole dance, palo voladare, in honor of the old, indigenous pre-Columbian sun god.

    Donna Henes: Winter Solstice: Anniversary Celebration of Creation

  • Iguanas have been used as a food source in Central and South America for the past 7,000 years and are still used as a source of meat; often referred to as gallina de palo, "bamboo chicken" or "chicken of the tree," because they are said to taste like chicken.

    The Three Eyed Iguanas of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  • Among the most visually astonishing ceremonies is palo volantín, in which men from San Luis Potosí, Mexico, are tied to a pole high aboveground.

    At Smithsonian Folklife Festival, culture-hungry crowd intent on keeping cool


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