from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as ti.
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It was surrounded by a strong, but neat hedge of the ti-plant some three and a half feet high, with an ingeniously contrived wicker gate opposite the door.
He made a still and manufactured alcohol from the roots of the ti-plant.
The calabashes were filled with the fierce distillation of the root of the ti-plant; and as the liquid fire coursed through them and mounted to their brains, they forgot that they had once been men and women, for they were men and women once more.
Henry begins with a description of the ti-plant (Dracaena terminalis), which 'requires to be well baked before being eaten.'
When everything was in readiness, and the furnace still pouring out its intense heat, the natives marched up with bare feet to the edge of the furnace, where they halted for a moment, and after a few passes of the wand made of the branches of the ti-plant by the leader, who repeated a few words in the native language, they stepped down on the rocks and walked leisurely across to the other side, stepping from stone to stone.
'Hold the leaves of the ti-plant before picking them, and say: "O hosts of gods! awake, arise!