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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a name given to certain trees somewhat resembling the tamarind, as the Lysiloma latisiliqua of Southern Florida, and the Pithecolobium filicifolium of the West Indies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. common thorny tropical American tree having terminal racemes of yellow flowers followed by sickle-shaped or circinate edible pods and yielding good timber and a yellow dye and mucilaginous gum
  • n. a tree of the West Indies and Florida and Mexico; resembles tamarind and has long flat pods


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