cow tree


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

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“Cow tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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