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
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 ..."