degame


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degame

(dəˈɡɑːmeɪ)
n
1. (Plants) a deciduous tree of South and Central America, Calycophyllum candidissimum
2. (Plants) the wood of this tree, which is hard but flexible, used for archery bows and fishing rods
Also called: lemonwood
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Degame, lemonwood, degame lancewood, degame sars, madrono, camaron, palo camaron, surra, alazano, guayabo, araguato, betun
Trees of the species Calycophyllum condidissimum go by a variety of names, primarily degame and lemonwood.
Degame grows in Cuba and also in a range that runs from southern Mexico through Central America to Colombia and Venezuela.