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amber tree



amber tree (plural amber trees)

  1. A species of Anthospermum (Rubiaceae), a succulent evergreen shrub whose leaves release a fragrant odour when bruised, of East Africa and Madagascar.
  2. Hymenaea verrucosa (Fabaceae), a New World tree producing copal.
  3. Pinites succinifer, extinct, formerly thought to be the source of Baltic amber.

Further readingEdit

Hymenaea verrucosa
Pinites succinifer

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for amber tree in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)