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man·chi·neel

 (măn′chĭ-nēl′)
n.
A tropical American tree (Hippomane mancinella) having poisonous fruit and a milky sap that causes skin blisters on contact.

[French mancenille, from Spanish manzanillo, a kind of olive tree bearing fine small olives, manchineel, from manzanilla, fine small olive, fruit of the manchineel, from diminutive of manzana, apple, from Old Spanish mançana; see manzanilla.]

manchineel

(ˌmæntʃɪˈniːl)
n
(Plants) a tropical American euphorbiaceous tree, Hippomane mancinella, having fruit and milky highly caustic poisonous sap, which causes skin blisters
[C17: via French from Spanish manzanilla]

man•chi•neel

(ˌmæn tʃəˈnil)

n.
a tropical American tree or shrub, Hippomane mancinella, of the spurge family, having a milky, highly caustic, poisonous sap.
[1620–30; < French mancenille]
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The Hip pomane mancinella, or manchineel tree, indigenous to Puerto Rico, is among the most poisonous plants on earth.
An instant later, it becomes clear that the method of execution for Inez and her ladies will be the poisonous vapours of the manchineel tree; followed, it seems, once they are unconscious, by the double-edged sword of justice.