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cow tree Line breaks: cow tree

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of cow tree in English:


A tropical American tree yielding a juice which looks and tastes like cow’s milk.
  • Several species, in particular the Venezuelan Brosimum utile (family Moraceae)
Example sentences
  • Some of the larger trees include the purple heart, poponjoche, nargusta, banak, cow tree, espave and crabwood.
  • A related species is the cow tree in Venezuela, whose latex is drunk.
  • One morning, we hop off the boats, following our guide into a dim forest of enormous cow trees and ancient cedars.
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