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4 definitions found
 for Chrysobalanus Icaco
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  icaco \icaco\ n.
     1. A small tropical American tree ({Chrysobalanus icaco)
        bearing edible plumlike fruit.
  
     Syn: coco plum, coco plum tree, cocoa plum, Chrysobalanus
          icaco.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. A plum-shaped whitish to almost black fruit used for
        preserves.
  
     Syn: cocoa plum, coco plum.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incense \In"cense\, n. [OE. encens, F. encens, L. incensum, fr.
     incensus, p. p. of incendere to burn. See Incense to
     inflame.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The perfume or odors exhaled from spices and gums when
        burned in celebrating religious rites or as an offering to
        some deity.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              A thick cloud of incense went up.     --Ezek. viii.
                                                    11.
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     2. The materials used for the purpose of producing a perfume
        when burned, as fragrant gums, spices, frankincense, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of
              them his censer, and put fire therein, and put
              incense thereon.                      --Lev. x. 1.
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     3. Also used figuratively.
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              Or heap the shrine of luxury and pride,
              With incense kindled at the Muse's flame. --Gray.
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     Incense tree, the name of several balsamic trees of the
        genus Bursera (or Icica) mostly tropical American. The
        gum resin is used for incense. In Jamaica the
        Chrysobalanus Icaco, a tree related to the plums, is
        called incense tree.
  
     Incense wood, the fragrant wood of the tropical American
        tree Bursera heptaphylla.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nectarine \Nec`tar*ine"\ (n[e^]k`t[~e]r*[=e]n"), n. [Cf. F.
     nectarine. See Nectar.] (Bot.)
     A smooth-skinned variety of peach.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Spanish nectarine, the plumlike fruit of the West Indian
        tree Chrysobalanus Icaco; -- also called cocoa plum.
        It is made into a sweet conserve which is largely exported
        from Cuba.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Chrysobalanus icaco
      n 1: small tropical American tree bearing edible plumlike fruit
           [syn: coco plum, coco plum tree, cocoa plum, icaco,
           Chrysobalanus icaco]

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