from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Either of two West Indian evergreens, Podocarpus Purdieana and P. coriacea, trees becoming respectively 100 feet and 50 feet high, and affording timber suitable for cabinet and plain purposes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A West Indian name for two large timber trees (Podocarpus coriaceus, and Podocarpus Purdicanus) of the Yew family. The wood, which is much used, is pale brownish with darker streaks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Either of two large evergreens of the West Indies, Podocarpus coriaceus and Podocarpus purdicanus.
  • noun Any of the various Australian perennial flowering plants of the genus Xanthorrhoea

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

  • noun West Indian evergreen with medium to long leaves


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