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Xylopia

Definition of xylopia:

part of speech: noun

A genus of plants, nat. order Anonaceae. The species are trees or shrubs, natives chiefly of South America. X. aromatica is known by the name of African pepper. The fruit of X. grandiflora is a valuable remedy for fevers in Brazil. The wood of all is bitter; hence they are called bitter- woods.

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