Definition of Myroxylon toluiferum

1. Noun. Medium-sized tropical American tree yielding tolu balsam and a fragrant hard wood used for high-grade furniture and cabinetwork.

Exact synonyms: Myroxylon Balsamum, Tolu Balsam Tree, Tolu Tree
Group relationships: Genus Myroxylon, Myroxylon
Terms within: Balsam Of Tolu, Tolu, Tolu Balsam
Generic synonyms: Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myroxylon Toluiferum

Myristica fragrans
Myristicaceae
Myrmecia
Myrmecobius
Myrmecobius fasciatus
Myrmecophaga
Myrmecophaga jubata
Myrmecophagidae
Myrmeleon
Myrmeleontidae
Myrmidon
Myroxylon balsamum
Myroxylon balsamum pereirae
Myroxylon pereirae
Myroxylon toluiferum
Myrrhis
Myrrhis odorata
Myrsinaceae
Myrsine
Myrtaceae
Myrtales
Myrtillocactus
Myrtillocactus geometrizans
Myrtle
Myrtus
Myrtus communis
Mysidacea
Mysidae
Mysis

Literary usage of Myroxylon toluiferum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Handbook of Tropical Gardening and Planting, with Special Reference to Ceylon by Hugh Fraser Macmillan (1914)
"An erect, medium-sized tree with small leaves, native of Brazil; introduced at Peradeniya in 1865. myroxylon toluiferum. ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1875)
"Baillon expresses the opinion that the plant which yields the balsam of tolu, and has been described as myroxylon toluiferum, should retain the name given ..."

3. The Chemist: A Monthly Journal of Chemical Philosophy (1850)
"... myroxylon toluiferum Ach. Rich, and Kunth. A very large tree, the wood of which is red in the centre, and with an odor of balm or rather of roses. ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"... common from Peru to Mexico, is generally regarded as the species which produces the balsam of Peru; and myroxylon toluiferum, a very similar species, ..."

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