cow tree


Definition of cow tree

1 [translation of American Spanish árbol de vaca]
a : a South American tree (Brosimum galactodendron) yielding a rich milky juice sometimes used as food
b : any of several other trees (as the balata and the couma) yielding a similar juice
c : a Guatemalan tree (Couma guatemalensis) related to the cow tree
2 [so called from the use of its leaves as food for cattle] : karaka

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“Cow tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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