bebeeru definition

  • noun:
    • A tropical South United states tree (Nectandra Rodiœi), the bark that yields the alkaloid bebeerine, and timber of which is recognized as green heart.
    • A tree of British Guiana, Nectandra Rodiæi, natural order Lauraceæ, the timber of which is known to wood-merchants by the name of greenheart, and is largely imported into England for the building of ships and submarine structures, being remarkably hard and durable, and not subject to injury from the ship-worm (Teredo navalis). Its bark contains bebeerin, and is used as a febrifuge.
    • A tropical South American tree (Nectandra Rodiœi), the bark of which yields the alkaloid bebeerine, additionally the wood of which is known as green heart.
    • A tree of British Guiana, Nectandra Rodiæi, normal order Lauraceæ, the wood which may wood-merchants by the name of greenheart, and is largely brought in into England for building of ships and submarine frameworks, being remarkably hard and sturdy, and not subject to injury through the ship-worm (Teredo navalis). Its bark includes bebeerin, and it is utilized as a febrifuge.
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