A tree, Bassia latifolia, the fleshy flower is eaten and spirit is distilled from it.
"Folklore of the Santal Parganas" by Cecil Henry Bompas
At the bed of the torrent 4,000 feet, Bassia.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
It is supposed to be the produce of the tallow tree of Java, called locally "kawan," probably a species of Bassia.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
There I beheld those chastisers of foes, exhilarated with Bassia wine, their bodies adorned with garlands of flowers.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
I was next employed in collecting the fruit of a species of bassia, or what I should call a butter tree.
"Mark Seaworth" by William H.G. Kingston
BASSIA, a genus of tropical trees found in the East Indies and Australia, nat.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various