Siphonia


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Si`pho´ni`a


n.1.(Bot.) A former name for a euphorbiaceous genus (Hevea) of South American trees, the principal source of caoutchouc.
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1 of Bleak House features an ad for "Edmiston's Pocket Siphonia, or waterproof overcoat," citing, as was the convention, the highly laudatory "opinions of the press" on the quality of the raincoat.