Definition of Canafistola
1. Noun. Deciduous or semi-evergreen tree having scented sepia to yellow flowers in drooping racemes and pods whose pulp is used medicinally; tropical Asia and Central and South America and Australia.
Generic synonyms: Cassia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canafistola
Literary usage of Canafistola
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Science Papers: Chiefly Pharmacological and Botanical by Daniel Hanbury (1876)
"I have often seen both trees; and the true C. Fistula is much less like the canafistola de purgar than many other species of Cassia. ..."
2. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"... he ordered that their wives should succeed to their repartimientos, and their sons, even though they were not legitimate. canafistola had ..."
3. British Malaya: An Account of the Origin and Progress of British Influence by Frank Athelstane Swettenham (1907)
"... “snake tree” (canafistola), which is so powerful a protection against poison that when a venomous snake sees even the root of it he has to bow his head. ..."
4. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1827)
"... fire had fallen from heaven and burnt them, they appeared black and dry—whole orchards together, ev-ery orange and " canafistola" tree was destroyed. ..."