bully-tree

bully tree

noun
any of various tropical American trees, as Manilkara bidentata, of the sapodilla family, that yield the gum balata.
Also called bullet tree.


Origin:
1650–60; bully, alteration of balata

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bully tree

noun
a tropical hardwood tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber [syn: balata
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