from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small tree, Iodina rhombifolia, of the sandalwood family, found in Argentina, Uruguay, and southern Brazil. It yields a useful wood, and its leaves and bark, as well as the oil obtained from its seeds, are used in native medicine.


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  • That treasure was known as the peje chica -- the little fish.

    Gold of the Gods

  • At the other extreme Lopez-Obrador (aka AMLO or el peje) has pretty much hit rock bottom.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Right now I am visiting family in "Chilangolandia" (México, D.F.) and here López Obrador is known as "El Peje" from the living pre-historic fish "peje lagarto" that thrives in the rivers of his native state Tabasco (also in Florida, I think).

    Lopez Obrador or El Chapo Guzman ?

  • At the other extreme Lopez-Obrador aka AMLO or el peje has pretty much hit rock bottom.

    In Mexico, Calderón rises and AMLO sinks

  • The current mayor of Mexico City, AMLO or peje or Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has become the most popular political figure of the PRD.

    La Profesora Abstraida

  • "Yes -- with the peje grande, I believe," went on Whitney.

    Gold of the Gods

  • He was returning for the peje grande, of which he had made great boasts, but before he could get it he was killed.

    Gold of the Gods

  • "I've been looking up that hint that the Senorita dropped when she used those words peje grande, which mean, literally, 'big fish,'" he resumed.

    Gold of the Gods

  • More than that, I could well imagine how any one possessed of an imagination susceptible to the influence of mystery and tradition would succumb to the glittering charm of the magic words, peje chica, and feel all the gold - hunter's enthusiasm when Whitney brought him into the atmosphere of the peje grande.

    Gold of the Gods

  • "For days all he had talked about was the 'big fish,' the peje grande, whatever that might mean -- and the curse of Mansiche."

    Gold of the Gods


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