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 for Peruvian mastic tree
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mastic \Mas"tic\, n. [F., fr. L. mastiche, mastichum, Gr. ?, fr.
     ? to chew, because of its being used in the East for
     chewing.] [Written also mastich.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Bot.) A low shrubby tree of the genus Pistacia
        ({Pistacia Lentiscus), growing upon the islands and
        coasts of the Mediterranean, and producing a valuable
        resin; -- called also, mastic tree.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A resin exuding from the mastic tree, and obtained by
        incision. The best is in yellowish white, semitransparent
        tears, of a faint smell, and is used as an astringent and
        an aromatic, also as an ingredient in varnishes.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A kind of cement composed of burnt clay, litharge, and
        linseed oil, used for plastering walls, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     Barbary mastic (Bot.), the Pistachia Atlantica.
     Peruvian+mastic+tree+(Bot.),+a+small+tree+({Schinus+Molle">Peruvian mastic tree (Bot.), a small tree ({Schinus Molle)
        with peppery red berries; -- called also pepper tree.
     West Indian mastic (Bot.), a lofty tree ({Bursera
        gummifera) full of gum resin in every part.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Peruvian mastic tree
      n 1: small Peruvian evergreen with broad rounded head and
           slender pendant branches with attractive clusters of
           greenish flowers followed by clusters of rose-pink fruits
           [syn: pepper tree, molle, Peruvian mastic tree,
           Schinus molle]

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