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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 long round piece of timber or iron tube, raised upright on the keel, through the decks, of a vessel to support the sails; any upright pole; the fruit of the oak, beech, etc., especially when used as food for swine. ...

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