- n Chrysophyllum tropical American evergreen trees or shrubs
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.