Definition of Nitta tree
1. Noun. Any of several Old World tropical trees of the genus Parkia having heads of red or yellow flowers followed by pods usually containing edible seeds and pulp.
Specialized synonyms: Parkia Javanica
Generic synonyms: Tree
Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitta Tree
Literary usage of Nitta tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Vegetable World: Being a History of Plants, with Their Botanical by Louis Figuier (1869)
"In this section we find the Nitta-tree (Parkia Africana), a large tree of Western Africa, where the seeds are roasted and used as we do coffee. ..."
2. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"[MTM] NITTA-TREE. Parkia africana. NIVALIS. Growing near snow, or appearing at a season when snow is on the ground. ..."
3. Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in Africa, by Hugh Murray, John Leyden (1818)
"Next day they arrived at Manna, an unwalled town, the inhabitants of which were collecting the fruit of the nitta-tree, the pod of which is long and narrow, ..."
4. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"In the mean time the coffle w ; lie concealed in a cotton field near a large nitta tree, and nobody to in a ..."
5. A Historical & Philosophical Sketch of the Discoveries & Settlements of the by John Leyden (1799)
"... the slaves had collected great quantities of the fruit of the nitta tree, but were not permitted to bring it within the village, as the inhabitants ..."