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butter tree

noun
1.
any of several tropical trees of the sapodilla family, having seeds that yield a butterlike oil.
Origin of butter tree
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • He gathered some of the finest pats from the butter-tree, and some fresh French rolls from the bread-tree.

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