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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In eastern Argentina, Paraguay and southern Brazil, a very large tree of the mimosa family, Enterolobium contortisiliquum (E. Tim-bouva of Martius), sometimes reaching a height of 90 feet and a diameter of 6 feet.
  • n. In Brazil, a climbing shrub, Paullinia pin-nata, of the family Sapindaceæ, the root-bark of which contains a bitter principle and is used in medicine and for stupefying fish.

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