calabur tree

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

Definition of calabur tree

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of calabur tree

New Latin calabura


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