one of various trees yielding a highly nutritious juice, chemically akin to cow's milk. The best known are the South American, Brosimum Galactodendron, and the Tabernaemontana utilis.
Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.
Cow" tree` (kou" tr?`). [Cf. SP. palo de vaca.] Bot.
A tree (Galactodendron utile or Brosimum Galactodendron) of South America, which yields, on incision, a nourishing fluid, resembling milk.
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