Sebesten

Se*bes"ten

(s*bs"tn), n. [Ar. sebestn the tree: cf. Sp. sebesten.] (Bot.) The mucilaginous drupaceous fruit of two East Indian trees (Cordia Myxa, and Cordia latifolia), sometimes used medicinally in pectoral diseases.
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In the West Indies the name is given to the similar fruit of Cordia Sebestana.
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