Definition of Bursera simaruba
1. Noun. Tropical American tree yielding a reddish resin used in cements and varnishes.
Generic synonyms: Incense Tree
Group relationships: Bursera, Genus Bursera
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Literary usage of Bursera simaruba
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1. The Everglades and Other Essays Relating to Southern Florida by John Clayton Gifford (1912)
"If properly treated, this wood might be used for veneers for vegetable and fruit baskets and crates. Its scientific name is bursera simaruba. ..."
2. The Bahama Islands by George Burbank Shattuck (1905)
"(Stopper), bursera simaruba (L.) Sarg. ... In the deep depressions among these vine-clad rocks grew bursera simaruba (L.) Sarg. ..."
3. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"... The Gumbo Limbo (bursera simaruba, Sarg.), sole arborescent species of the single genus of its family represented in the United States, is a tree very ..."
4. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1916)
"One small area, however, on the north end of Captiva Island was examined, where, in the heavy scrub, occasional gumbo limbo (bursera simaruba) and other of ..."
5. Forestry Quarterly by New York State College of Forestry (1906)
"... farther from the sea, and also bursera simaruba, Cyperus ligularis, and a species of Conocarpus, which is a particularly common shrub along the beach. ..."