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.
A band more than 13 kilometers long bristled with pale, crisscrossing branches of a stony coral, the ivory tree coral Lophelia pertusa.
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