- n Ochroma one species: balsa
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n ochroma A genus of trees of the polypetalous order Malvaceæ, the tribe Bombaceæ, and the subtribe Matisieæ, marked by the fact that the anthers cover the nearly unbroken column of stamens. There is but one species, O. Lagopus, from tropical America, with angled leaves, and large flowers at the ends of the branches, followed by a long capsule densely woolly within. See balsa, 1, corkwood, silk-cotton (under cotton), down-tree, hare's-foot, 2, Lagopus, 2.