cow tree

  1. a South American moraceous tree, Brosimum galactodendron, producing latex used as a substitute for milk

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How to use cow tree in a sentence

  • The palo de vaca, or "cow tree," grows on rocks in Venezuela, South America.

  • A very extraordinary exception to the general rule that latex is highly poisonous, is found in the famous cow tree of Venezuela.

    The Romance of Plant Life | G. F. Scott Elliot
  • The cow-tree supplies a milk in appearance like that of the animal from which it takes its name, but thicker.

    The Western World | W.H.G. Kingston
  • Yet such is the sap coming from the opening made by the axe from the massaranduba or cow-tree.

    The Western World | W.H.G. Kingston
  • After this, on several occasions we obtained fresh milk from the cow-tree for our breakfasts and suppers.

    On the Banks of the Amazon | W.H.G. Kingston