ivory tree


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Noun1.ivory tree - tropical Asian tree with hard white wood and bark formerly used as a remedy for dysentery and diarrhea
genus Holarrhena, Holarrhena - genus of deciduous trees and shrubs of tropical Africa and Asia
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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The vegetation had again changed, and only the vegetable ivory tree remained, with a great profusion of wonderful orchids, among which I learned to recognize the rare Nuttonia Vexillaria and the glorious pink and scarlet blossoms of Cattleya and odontoglossum.
4 COLE & SON SEAFERN WALLPAPER - CORAL 107/2011, PS85 per roll, John Lewis Or for something closer to the real deal, this classic design inspired by botanical prints from the late 1700s delves beneath the sea to illustrate living species of coral (although more allusive), such as Staghorn and Ivory Tree.