milkwood

noun

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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“Milkwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milkwood. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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