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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In countries settled by the Spanish, a name applied to several trees which yield hard wood of good quality; in the Philippine Islands and on the Island of Guam, Calophyllum Inophyllum (see bitanhol); in the Philippine Islands, also Kayea lepidota, of the ClusiaceƦ; in Cuba and Porto Rico, Calophyllum Galba; in Yucatan, Sapota zapotilla; and at Acapulco and Vera Cruz, Mexico, Cordia Gerascanthus, of the borage family.


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