• WordNet 3.6
    • n combretum any of numerous shrubs or small trees of the genus Combretum having spikes of small flowers
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n combretum A large tropical genus of plants of the order Combretaceæ, chiefly shrubs. Various species furnish tanning and dyeing materials, and some are cultivated in greenhouses for their handsome flowers.
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Among the undershrubs are Phyllanthae 2, Apocynea arborescens, Gelonium, Combretum, Strychnos, Vitex, Melastoma.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith