SebestenSe*bes"ten\, n. [Ar. sebest[=a]n the tree: cf. Sp. sebesten.] (Bot.) The mucilaginous drupaceous fruit of two East Indian trees (Cordia Myxa, and C. latifolia), sometimes used medicinally in pectoral diseases. Note: In the West Indies the name is given to the similar fruit of Cordia Sebestana.
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