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erythroxylon


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erythroxylon  \Er`y*throx"y*lon\,  n.  [NL.,  from  Gr  'eryqro`s  red 
  +  ?  wood.  So  named  from  the  red  wood  of  some  species.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  shrubs  or  small  trees  of  the  Flax  family,  growing 
  in  tropical  countries.  {E.  Coca}  is  the  source  of  cocaine. 
  See  {Coca}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Erythroxylon 
  n  :  a  large  genus  of  South  American  shrubs  and  small  trees  of 
  the  family  Erythroxylaceae  [syn:  {Erythroxylon},  {genus 
  Erythroxylon},  {Erythroxylum},  {genus  Erythroxylum}] 




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