Chrysophyllum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Chrysophyllum tropical American evergreen trees or shrubs
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chrysophyllum A genus of trees of tropical America, natural order Sapotaceæ, with milky juice, and beautiful leaves covered below with golden hairs. Some are cultivated as foliage-plants. C. Cainito produces a delicious fruit called the star-apple. C. glyciphlæum of Brazil yields monesia bark, used in medicine as a stimulant and astringent.
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