cow tree


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

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Historical Examples of cow tree

  • They got from the Indians some of the milk from the cow-tree.

    Oregon and Eldorado

    Thomas Bulfinch

  • The massaranduba is not the only species known as palo de vaca, or cow-tree.

  • It was the palo de vaca, or “cow-tree,” called sometimes by an equally appropriate name arbol del leche, or “milk-tree.”

  • One of the very remarkable trees of South America—a region notable for its natural-history wonders—is that called the cow-tree.

  • The cow-tree is a member of the bread-fruit family, and is most common in Venezuela, growing to the height of a hundred feet.