Definition of Bully tree

1. Noun. A tropical hardwood tree yielding balata gum and heavy red timber.

Exact synonyms: Balata, Balata Tree, Beefwood, Manilkara Bidentata
Terms within: Balata, Gutta Balata
Generic synonyms: Tree



Definition of Bully tree

1. Noun. Any of several West Indian trees of the order Sapotaceae, such as ''Dipholis nigra'' and species of ''Sapota'' and ''Mimusops''. Most of them yield a substance closely resembling gutta-percha. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Bully tree

1. The name of several West Indian trees of the order Sapotaceae, as Dipholis nigra and species of Sapota and Mimusops. most of them yield a substance closely resembling gutta-percha. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bully Tree

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Literary usage of Bully tree

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1. Hortus Jamaicensis, Or, A Botanical Description, (according to the Linnean by John Lunan (1814)
"'Browne calls this bastard bully tree. He only describes the fruit, as above, small, ... This is the common bastard bully tree, a native of Jamaica, ..."

2. Descriptive Catalogue of the Woods Commonly Employed in this Country for the by Charles Holtzapffel, John Forbes Royle (1852)
"A specimen (at Lloyd's Registry, &c.) of the Booley or Bully-tree, ... The bully-tree of Guiana is also an Achras. The bastard bully, trees of Jamaica are ..."

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