Myroxylon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Myroxylon a genus of tropical American trees having pinnate leaves and white flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Myroxylon (Bot) A genus of leguminous trees of tropical America, the different species of which yield balsamic products, among which are balsam of Peru, and balsam of Tolu. The species were formerly referred to Myrospermum.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. my`ron a sweet juice distilling from a plant + xy`lon wood