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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several trees or shrubs yielding a usually resinous wood.
  • n. The wood of such a plant, burned for light or fuel.
  • n. The ocotillo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any of several resinous trees or shrubs often burned for light.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given in the British West Indies to several trees, as to Amyris balsamifera or rhodeswood
  • n. to Ouratea Guianensis, and
  • n. to Sciadophyllum capitatum.
  • n. The genus Fouquiera of northern Mexico and the adjacent United States, including several species with erect, slender, very resinous, and often leafless stems, and large bright-scarlet flowers.
  • n. Any resinous wood used for torches or as a substitute for candles.

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

  • n. any of several resinous trees or shrubs often burned for light


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