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red wood

[W Car.; W3 different sp.] n. a tree: 1731 Red-wood . . . 16 to 20 feet high. . the leaves shaped not unlike those of the Bay-tree: three black seeds are contained in every capsula (Catesby 10). 1889 Erythroxylon brevipes (Gardner 369). 1905 Hypelate trifoliata (Shattuck 208). cf. EBOE LIGHTWOOD, EBONY, RAT-WOOD (Black)

Tags: noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2011-06-06 18:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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