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- any of several trees whose wood has an offensive odor; esp., a South African tree (Ocotea bullata) of the laurel family, yielding a hard, durable wood
- the wood of any such tree
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a. A southern African deciduous tree (Ocotea bullata) having wood with an unpleasant odor.b. The hard, heavy wood of this tree, used in cabinetwork.
- Any of several trees having wood with an unpleasant odor.