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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In countries settled by the Spanish, a name of several stinging or prickly plants; in Porto Rico, especially, Schychowskya æstuans (Fleurya æstuans, of Gaudichaud), a common weed of the nettle family, and Stizolobium pruriens, belonging to the Fabaceæ, the pods of which are covered with minute stinging hairs.

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