sand box tree

sandbox tree

noun
a tropical American tree, Hura crepitans, of the spurge family, bearing a furrowed, roundish fruit about the size of an orange that when ripe and dry bursts with a sharp report and scatters the seeds.

Origin:
1740–50

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sandbox tree
 
n
a tropical American euphorbiaceous tree, Hura crepitans, having small woody seed capsules, which explode when ripe to scatter the seeds: formerly used to hold sand for blotting ink

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