bebeeru
bebeeru e*bee"ru (b[-e]*b[=e]"r[udd]), n. [Written also {bibiru}.] [Native name.] (Bot.) A tropical South American tree ({Nectandra Rodi[oe]i}), the bark of which yields the alkaloid bebeerine, and the wood of which is known as {green heart}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • bebeeru — [bi bē′ro͞o΄] n. [< native name in Guiana] a tropical South American evergreen tree (Nectandra rodioei) of the laurel family; greenheart …   English World dictionary

  • bebeeru — /beuh bear ooh, beb ee euh rooh /, n. greenheart (def. 1). [1850 55; < Sp bibirú < Carib] * * * …   Universalium

  • bebeeru — n. greenheart, evergreen tree found in tropical America of the laurel family that produces hard and durable wood and the alkaloid bebeerine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bebeeru — be·bee·ru …   English syllables

  • bebeeru — /bəˈbɪəru/ (say buh bearrooh) noun → greenheart (def. 2). {Spanish bibirū, from Carib} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bebeeru — …   Useful english dictionary

  • bibiru — bebeeru e*bee ru (b[ e]*b[=e] r[udd]), n. [Written also {bibiru}.] [Native name.] (Bot.) A tropical South American tree ({Nectandra Rodi[oe]i}), the bark of which yields the alkaloid bebeerine, and the wood of which is known as {green heart}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • green heart — bebeeru e*bee ru (b[ e]*b[=e] r[udd]), n. [Written also {bibiru}.] [Native name.] (Bot.) A tropical South American tree ({Nectandra Rodi[oe]i}), the bark of which yields the alkaloid bebeerine, and the wood of which is known as {green heart}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nectandra Rodioei — bebeeru e*bee ru (b[ e]*b[=e] r[udd]), n. [Written also {bibiru}.] [Native name.] (Bot.) A tropical South American tree ({Nectandra Rodi[oe]i}), the bark of which yields the alkaloid bebeerine, and the wood of which is known as {green heart}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bebeerine — [bi bē′rēn΄, bi bē′rin] n. [< BEBEERU + INE3] an antimalarial, alkaloid drug, C36H38N2O6, similar to quinine, obtained from the bark of the bebeeru tree …   English World dictionary

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