tolu tree


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tolu tree medium-sized tropical American tree yielding tolu balsam and a fragrant hard wood used for high-grade furniture and cabinetwork
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tolu tree (Bot) a large tree (Myroxylon toluiferum), the wood of which is red in the center, and has an aromatic rose odor. It affords the balsam called tolu.
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In literature:

This balsam is procured by making incisions into the trunk of a tree which flourishes in Tolu and Peru.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd