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bito


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bito  \Bi"to\,  n.,  Bito  tree  \Bi"to  tree`\  .  [Etym.  uncertain.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  small  scrubby  tree  ({Balanites  [AE]gyptiaca})  growing  in 
  dry  regions  of  tropical  Africa  and  Asia. 
 
  Note:  The  hard  yellowish  white  wood  is  made  into  plows  in 
  Abyssinia;  the  bark  is  used  in  Farther  India  to  stupefy 
  fish;  the  ripe  fruit  is  edible,  when  green  it  is  an 
  anthelmintic;  the  fermented  juice  is  used  as  a 
  beverage;  the  seeds  yield  a  medicinal  oil  called 
  zachun.  The  African  name  of  the  tree  is  {hajilij}.