from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of gamopetalous shrubs or trees, type of the order Salvadoraceæ.
  • n. In herpetology, a genus of Colubrinæ, having the posterior maxillary teeth not abruptly longer than the preceding ones, a transversely expanded rostral plate with free lateral borders, several preocular plates, smooth scales, and double subcaudal scutes. S. grahamiæ is found in the United States.

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  • n. genus of evergreen trees or shrubs; fruit is a drupe; grows in Africa through Arabia to India and China


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  • Vegetation is more abundant, and masses of arack-trees (salvadora), supposed to be the mustard-tree of the Bible, grow here, the wood of which is much esteemed for cleaning the teeth.

    Southern Arabia

  • Few van (salvadora) trees _ at the verge of extinction are also found in this part of the country.



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