Definition of milkwood
: any of several trees or shrubs having abundant latex: such as a : a moraceous tree (Pseudolmedia spuria) of tropical America b : a tree (Sapium laurofolium) of Jamaica that resembles a cactus —called also Jamaica milkwood c : a West Indian poisonous shrub (Rauwolfia canesceus) d : a timber tree (Sideroxylon inerme) of southern Africa e Australia : paperbark
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