bully tree

noun bul·ly tree \ˈbu̇lē-\
variants: or

bullet tree

\-lə̇t-\

Definition of bully tree

  1. :  any of several hard-wooded tropical American trees of the family Sapotaceae; especially :  a large tree (Manilkara bidentata) of the West Indies and northern South America that yields balata gum and a heavy red timber —called also balata, beefwood

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Origin and Etymology of bully tree

by folk etymology from American Spanish balata — more at balata


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