Any of various South American trees which, when wounded, exude a rich milky liquid

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  • Cow-tree — can refer to: Couma macrocarpa of the family Apocynaceae, a tropical rain forest tree native to Colombia, also known as leche caspi and perillo negro Gymnema lactiferum, Ceylon cow tree Manilkara bidentata, also known as the Massaranduba tree,… …   Wikipedia

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cow tree — noun 1. [translation of American Spanish árbol de vaca] a. : a So. American tree (Brosimum galactodendron) yielding a rich milky juice sometimes used as food b. : any of several other trees (as the balata and the couma) yielding a similar juice c …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cow tree — Brosimum (E); Couma (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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  • cow — 1. n. 1 a fully grown female of any bovine animal, esp. of the genus Bos, used as a source of milk and beef. 2 the female of other large animals, esp. the elephant, whale, and seal. 3 derog. sl. a a woman esp. a coarse or unpleasant one. b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tree — 1. noun /tɹiː,tʃɹiː/ a) A large plant, not exactly defined, but typically over four meters in height, a single trunk which grows in girth with age and branches (which also grow in circumference with age). is the tallest living tree in the world.… …   Wiktionary

  • tree milk — noun 1. : the milky juice of an East Indian climbing plant (Gymnema lactiferum) of the faimly Asclepiadaceae that is used locally for food 2. : the juice of a cow tree (Brosimum galactodendron) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cow Camp — U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. Historic district …   Wikipedia

  • Cow and Boy — is a comic strip created by Mark Leiknes and distributed by United Features Syndicate that began its run on January 2, 2006. The strip centers on a boy named Billy and his best friend Cow, who live on Billy s family s farm. Apparently, only Billy …   Wikipedia

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