n.1.(Bot.) An East Indian genus of large trees. MelanorrhŒa usitatissima is the lignum-vitæ of Pegu (in Burma), and yields a valuable black varnish.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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