bully tree


noun

any of various tropical American trees, as Manilkara bidentata, of the sapodilla family, that yield the gum balata.

Nearby words

  1. bullwhacker,
  2. bullwhip,
  3. bully,
  4. bully beef,
  5. bully pulpit,
  6. bully-off,
  7. bullyboy,
  8. bullycide,
  9. bullying,
  10. bullyrag

Origin of bully tree

1650–60; bully, alteration of balata

Also called bullet tree.

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