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A genus of plants, nat. order Anonaceae. The species are trees or shrubs, natives chiefly of South America. X. aromatica is known by the name of African pepper. The fruit of X. grandiflora is a valuable remedy for fevers in Brazil. The wood of all is bitter; hence they are called bitter- woods.

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A machine for raising water in large quantities; a wheel moved by water, and employed to set machinery in motion- overshot, when the water acts on the wheel from above- undershot, when the water acts below on the lower part of the wheel- rim- breast, when the water acts on a part of the wheel- rim near the axis. ...

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