Definitions starting with J

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Joe tree, Joe wood, Joe bush

[cf. W3 joebush, joewood (Jacquinia keyensis) no date; not in DAE] n. a tree used in making soap: 1835 The soap tree, or what is generally known as the Joe-tree (Journal 32). 1889 Jacquinia armillaris (Gardner 390). 1905 J. keyensis . . . Savia bahamensis (Shattuck 204, 257). cf. BASTARD CRABWOOD(Eleu., White)

Tags: noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2012-11-26 22:41
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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