Melanorrhoea usitatissima
Melanorrhoea Mel`a*nor*rh[oe]"a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. me`las, me`lanos, black + ? to flow.] (Bot.) An East Indian genus of large trees. {Melanorrh[oe]a usitatissima} is the lignum-vit[ae] of Pegu (in Burma), and yields a valuable black varnish. [1913 Webster]

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  • Melanorrhoea usitatissima — Thitsee Thit see, n. [Written also theesee, and thietsie.] 1. (Bot.) The varnish tree of Burmah ({Melanorrh[oe]a usitatissima}). [1913 Webster] 2. A black varnish obtained from the tree. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melanorrhoea usitatissima — Varnish Var nish, n. [OE. vernish, F. vernis, LL. vernicium; akin to F. vernir to varnish, fr. (assumed) LL. vitrinire to glaze, from LL. vitrinus glassy, fr. L. vitrum glass. See {Vitreous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A viscid liquid, consisting of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melanorrhoea — Mel a*nor*rh[oe] a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. me las, me lanos, black + ? to flow.] (Bot.) An East Indian genus of large trees. {Melanorrh[oe]a usitatissima} is the lignum vit[ae] of Pegu (in Burma), and yields a valuable black varnish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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