cow tree

noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cow%20tree. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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