bullet tree

bul·​let tree | \ ˈbu̇lə̇t- \

Definition of bullet tree

1 : a bully tree (especially Manilkara bidentata)
2 : a tree (Terminalia buceras) of Central America and the West Indies with brownish gray very close-grained wood

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History and Etymology for bullet tree

by folk etymology from American Spanish balata

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“Bullet tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullet%20tree. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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