Tetracera potatoria
Water tree Wa"ter tree` (Bot.) A climbing shrub ({Tetracera alnifolia} syn. {Tetracera potatoria}) of Western Africa, which pours out a watery sap from the freshly cut stems. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Tetracera alnifolia — Water tree Wa ter tree (Bot.) A climbing shrub ({Tetracera alnifolia} syn. {Tetracera potatoria}) of Western Africa, which pours out a watery sap from the freshly cut stems. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water tree — Wa ter tree (Bot.) A climbing shrub ({Tetracera alnifolia} syn. {Tetracera potatoria}) of Western Africa, which pours out a watery sap from the freshly cut stems. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water tree — noun : any of several chiefly tropical plants with fluids that may be used as an emergency source of drinking water: as a. : a large Ceylonese pitcher plant (Nepenthes distillatoria) b. : an African woody vein (Tetracera potatoria) that yields… …   Useful english dictionary

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