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corkwood

[OED, W3, DJE different sp.] n. a tree, Annona aquatica: 1835 The woody part of the root of this tree is so soft, that it is used fre­quently instead of corks, to stop up jugs, and float fishing nets; from whence it obtained the name of Corkwood (Journal 47). = POND APPLE, WILD CUSTARD APPLE (Exuma, Mayag., White)

Tags: noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2012-01-14 16:47
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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