Bully tree
Bully tree Bul"ly tree` (b[.u]l"l[y^] tr[=e]`). (Bot.) The name of several West Indian trees of the order {Sapotace[ae]}, as {Dipholis nigra} and species of {Sapota} and {Mimusops}. Most of them yield a substance closely resembling gutta-percha. [1913 Webster]

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  • bully-tree — /bŭlˈi trē/ noun The balata tree (also bullˈet tree, bullˈetrie or bollˈetrie) ORIGIN: Perh from ↑bullace or ↑balata …   Useful english dictionary

  • bully tree — n. [altered < BALATA tree] any of several tropical American trees of the sapodilla family that yield balata …   English World dictionary

  • bully tree — n. = BALATA. Etymology: corrupt. * * * any of various tropical American trees, as Manilkara bidentata, of the sapodilla family, that yield the gum balata. Also called bullet tree. [1650 60; bully, alter. of BALATA] * * * bully tree, any one of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bully tree — gausiažiedis sargetis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapotinių šeimos vaisinis augalas (Pouteria multiflora), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lucuma dussiana; Lucuma macrocarpa; Lucuma multiflora; Pouteria dussiana; Pouteria… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bully tree — any of various tropical American trees, as Manilkara bidentata, of the sapodilla family, that yield the gum balata. Also called bullet tree. [1650 60; bully, alter. of BALATA] * * * …   Universalium

  • bully tree — /ˈbʊli tri/ (say boolee tree) noun any of various sapotaceous trees of tropical America, as Manilkara bidentata of Guiana, which yields the gum balata. {bully, said to be from balata} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bully tree — n. tropical tree that has dark red wood that produces the gum called balata …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bully tree — Hieronyma (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • bullet tree — ˈbu̇lə̇t noun Etymology: by folk etymology from American Spanish balata more at balata 1. : a bully tree (especially Manilkara bidentata) 2. : a tree (Terminalia buceras) of Central America and the West Indies with brownish gray very close… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bullet tree — Bullet Bul let, n. [F. boulet, dim. of boule ball. See {Bull} an edict, and cf. {Boulet}.] 1. A small ball. [1913 Webster] 2. A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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