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Any of several often thorny North American trees or shrubs of the genus Sideroxylon (formerly Bumelia), especially S. lanuginosum or S. lycioides of the southern United States, having very hard wood and black fleshy fruit. Also called buckthorn, shittimwood.
[New Latin Būmelia, former genus name, from Latin būmelia, ash tree, from Greek boumeliā : bous, cow; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + meliā, ash.]
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a thorny shrub of the genus Bumelia
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|Noun||1.||Bumelia - deciduous or evergreen American shrubs small trees having very hard wood and milky latex|
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Sapotaceae, sapodilla family, Sapotaceae - tropical trees or shrubs with milky juice and often edible fleshy fruit
buckthorn - any shrub or small tree of the genus Bumelia
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