sack tree, a stately forest tree, growing on the Western Ghauts, etc. Bags are manufactured from it. A branch is cut corresponding to the length and diameter of the sack required. After being soaked, it is beaten with clubs until the bark separates from the wood. The sack formed of the bark is turned inside out, and pulled down while the wood is sawed off, a small piece, however, being left to form the bottom.
Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia,