Definition of Toothbrush tree

1. Noun. Glabrous or pubescent evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Salvadora; twigs are fibrous and in some parts of the world are bound together in clusters and used as a toothbrush; shoots are used as camel fodder; plant ash provides salt.

Exact synonyms: Mustard Tree, Salvadora Persica
Group relationships: Genus Salvadora, Salvadora
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toothbrush Tree

tooth socket
tooth spasms
tooth transplantation
toothache
toothache tree
toothaches
toothachey
toothachingly
toothachy
toothake
toothback
toothbill
toothbills
toothbrush
toothbrush mustache
toothbrush tree (current term)
toothbrushed
toothbrusher
toothbrushers
toothbrushes
toothbrushing
toothbrushings
toothbrushless
toothcare
toothcomb
toothcombing
toothcombs
toothdrawer
toothdrawers
toothdrawing

Literary usage of Toothbrush tree

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1. History of Indian and Eastern Architecture by James Fergusson (1891)
"The city they visited, and where the Toothbrush-tree grew; was the present city of Lucknow, which wns the capital of the kingdom in Sakya Muni's time. ..."

2. A Handbook for Travellers in India, Burma and Ceylon: Including the by John Murray (1898)
"According to him, the celebrated toothbrush tree of Buddha grew here. The road from Fyzabad cantonment to ..."

3. A Handbook for Travellers in India, Burma, and Ceylon: Including the by John Murray (Firm) (1903)
"According to him, the celebrated toothbrush tree of Buddha grew here. The road from Fyzabad cantonment to ..."

4. Materia medica of India and their therapeutics by Rustomjee Naserwanjee Khory, Nanabhai Navrosji Katrak, . (1903)
"... toothbrush tree—pieces of the stem are used as tooth brush. Characters.—Stem dark brown, cracked and covered with numerous whitish brown scars; ..."

5. What Happened to Me by La Salle (Corbell) Pickett (1917)
"The negroes had named the althea the "toothbrush tree" because they broke twigs from it and chewed the ends of the tough fiber into brushes softer than the ..."

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