Bumelia retusa
Balata Bal"a*ta, n. [Sp., prob. fr. native name.] 1. A West Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bumelia retusa}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. The bully tree ({Minusops globosa}); also, its milky juice ({); also, its milky juice (}), which when dried constitutes an elastic gum called {chicle}, or {chicle gum}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • also its milky juice — Balata Bal a*ta, n. [Sp., prob. fr. native name.] 1. A West Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bumelia retusa}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The bully tree ({Minusops globosa}); also, its milky juice ({); also, its milky juice (}), which when dried… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Balata — Bal a*ta, n. [Sp., prob. fr. native name.] 1. A West Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bumelia retusa}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The bully tree ({Minusops globosa}); also, its milky juice ({); also, its milky juice (}), which when dried constitutes an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chicle — Balata Bal a*ta, n. [Sp., prob. fr. native name.] 1. A West Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bumelia retusa}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The bully tree ({Minusops globosa}); also, its milky juice ({); also, its milky juice (}), which when dried… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chicle gum — Balata Bal a*ta, n. [Sp., prob. fr. native name.] 1. A West Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bumelia retusa}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The bully tree ({Minusops globosa}); also, its milky juice ({); also, its milky juice (}), which when dried… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Minusops globosa — Balata Bal a*ta, n. [Sp., prob. fr. native name.] 1. A West Indian sapotaceous tree ({Bumelia retusa}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The bully tree ({Minusops globosa}); also, its milky juice ({); also, its milky juice (}), which when dried… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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