bully tree

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

Definition of bully tree

: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


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