Mel`a*nor*rhe"a (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. , , black + to flow.] Bot.

An East Indian genus of large trees. Melanorrh&oe;a usitatissima is the lignum-vitae of Peru, and yelds a valuable black varnish.

<-- #"Peru" in original was "Pegu" -- must be an error, so changed here. -->


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