Definition of Caesalpinia bonduc
1. Noun. Tropical tree with large prickly pods of seeds that resemble beans and are used for jewelry and rosaries.
Terms within: Bonduc Nut, Nicker Nut, Nicker Seed
Group relationships: Caesalpinia, Genus Caesalpinia
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caesalpinia Bonduc
Literary usage of Caesalpinia bonduc
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1. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1906)
"In an experiment on caesalpinia bonduc in Fiji the pods remained afloat after a month in sea-water. ..."
2. Adventure Guide to Jamaica by Paris Permenter (2005)
"... avoided: • Cockspur (caesalpinia bonduc): This shrub won't inflict any permanent damage, it will rip at you with its hooked thorns as you walk past. ..."