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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of several West Indian shrubs or trees: Lætia Thamnia of the Bixineæ, several species of Eugenia (as E. pallens, the black rodwood, and E. axillaris, the red rodwood), and Calyptranthes Chytraculia of the Myrtaceæ, the white rodwood.


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