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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Victoria, the hard yellowish-white wood of the Australian tree Pittosporum bicolor.


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  • The Pine Tree embarked on a two-year study of the pittosporum resineferum, or resin cheesewood, now referred to in the study as petroleum nut.



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  • Not fit for a cheesery. Rather, the common name for a species of Pittosporum, a plant widely used in the landscape trade in Florida.

    September 18, 2009