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pencil tree

[from shape of branches; OED differ-ent sp.] n. a tree, Euphorbia tirucalli, with an irritating sap: 1978 Pencil tree. . .cut section and apply milk-like juice to wart. . will come off clean (Higgs 18). (Mayag.) 

Tags: noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2010-11-17 22:55
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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