Definition of Dipteryx
1. Noun. Tropical American trees: tonka beans.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Fabaceae, Family Fabaceae, Family Leguminosae, Legume Family, Leguminosae, Pea Family
Member holonyms: Coumarouna Odorata, Dipteryx Odorata, Tonka Bean, Tonka Bean Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dipteryx
Literary usage of Dipteryx
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1879)
"Tonka Bean (dipteryx Odorata}.—The tree bearing the Tonka bean is one of only ... The flowers are borne in racemose panicles, and the FlO. 59. dipteryx ..."
2. The Condensed Chemical Dictionary: A Reference Volume for All Requiring by Chemical Catalog Company, Inc (1920)
"Derivation: Bean of dipteryx oppositi- folia and other species of the dipteryx. Grades: Technical. Containers: Boxes. Uses: Medicine; flavoring. ..."
3. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1850)
"One species of dipteryx, namely D. odorata ... Another species of dipteryx of the Mosquito shore affords a similar fatty oil, which has long been in vogue ..."