cabbage bark

noun
tree with shaggy unpleasant-smelling toxic bark and yielding strong durable wood; bark and seeds used as a purgative and vermifuge and narcotic
Hypernyms: ↑angelim, ↑andelmin
Member Holonyms: ↑Andira, ↑genus Andira

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noun or cabbage-bark tree
Etymology: cabbage (palm) + bark
: an angelim (Andira inermis) widely distributed in tropical America and western Africa having a shaggy unpleasant-smelling toxic bark that has been used together with the seeds as a purgative, vermifuge, and narcotic and yielding a hard strong durable wood variable in color and susceptible of a fine polish — called also cabbage tree

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  • andelmin — noun any of several tropical American trees of the genus Andira • Syn: ↑angelim • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑cabbage bark, ↑cabbage bark tree, ↑cabbage tree, ↑Andira inermis …   Useful english dictionary

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