calabur tree


cal·​a·​bur 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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New Latin calabura

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“Calabur tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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