bully tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bully tree a tropical hardwood tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bully tree (Bot) The name of several West Indian trees of the order Sapotace√¶, as Dipholis nigra and species of Sapota and Mimusops. Most of them yield a substance closely resembling gutta-percha.
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Usage

In literature:

I presume it was one of Bully's children you saw in the thorn-tree, Peter.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
Dickie flew up into a tree, and so he was safe, but Bully couldn't fly, though he hopped away.
"Bully and Bawly No-Tail" by Howard R. Garis
The bully fired both guns, but the bullets went wide as he fell like a tree, striking the corner of the bar with his head.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
On a wager, I have built a bully fire from a green tree of white ash, one match, and no dry kindling.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
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In news:

In Utah, a bully goat named Voldemort butted a paper boy off his bike, and the 14 year old climbed up a tree to hide out for a little while.
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