from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of plants, belonging to the natural order Burseraceæ.
- noun [lowercase] A transparent fluid resembling turpentine in many of its properties, yielded by some species of Icica.
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In these burning climates the laurineae and amyris* (* The great white and red cedars of these countries are not the Cedrela odorata, but the Amyris altissima, which is an icica of Aublet.) furnish that fine timber for building, which, on the north-west coast of America, on mountains where the thermometer falls in winter to 20 degrees centigrade below zero, we find in the family of the coniferae.
Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2 Alexander von Humboldt 1814
[* The great white and red cedars of these countries are not the Cedrela odorata, but the Amyris altissima, which is an icica of