calabur tree

noun
cal·​a·​bur tree | \ ˈkaləˌbu̇(ə)r-, -(ˌ)bər-\

Definition of calabur tree

: a tropical American shrub or small tree (Muntingia calabura) of the family Elaeocarpaceae whose bark yields a silky fiber used in cordage and whose wood is valuable for staves

called also capulin, Jamaica cherry, silkwood

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