cow-tree

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Etymology[edit]

From their milky sap.

Noun[edit]

cow-tree (plural cow-trees)

  1. Any of various South American trees which, when wounded, exude a rich milky liquid.
  2. Couma macrocarpa of the family Apocynaceae, a tropical rain forest tree native to Colombia.
  3. Gymnema lactiferum, native to Ceylon.
  4. Manilkara bidentata, native to Brazil

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