Bitless

Bit"less

(), a. Not having a bit or bridle.
[1913 Webster]

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Bi"to

(?), n.,

Bi"to tree`

}. [Etym. uncertain.] (Bot.) A small scrubby tree (Balanites gyptiaca) growing in dry regions of tropical Africa and Asia.
[1913 Webster]

The hard yellowish white wood is made into plows in Abyssinia; the bark is used in Farther India to stupefy fish; the ripe fruit is edible, when green it is an anthelmintic; the fermented juice is used as a beverage; the seeds yield a medicinal oil called zachun. The African name of the tree is hajilij.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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