tolu tree


Definition of tolu tree

: a widely distributed usually medium-sized tropical American tree (Myroxylon balsamum) that yields balsam of Peru and balsam of Tolu and a fragrant durable rather hard showily figured yellowish to reddish or purplish wood which takes a fine polish and is used for high-grade furniture and cabinetwork

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“Tolu tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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