Achras

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Achras tropical trees having papery leaves and large fruit
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n achras A genus of plants consisting of a single species, A. Sapota, of the natural order Sapotaceæ. It is an evergreen tree, with thick shining leaves and milky juice, a native of tropical America, and is often cultivated for its edible fruit, the sapodilla or sapodilla plum. Its bark (Jamaica bark) is astringent and is used as a febrifuge; the seeds are aperient and diuretic.
    • n achras A genus of coleopterous insects.
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