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ombú

(ōmbo͞o`), large evergreen tree (Phytolacca dioica) of the pampas of Argentina and Uruguay. It has an umbrellalike spread of foliage; the trunk may attain a girth of 40 to 50 ft (12.2–15.2 m). The tree grows rapidly. Its wood is spongy and soft enough to be cut with a knife. The ombú is the only tree native to the pampas, where it presents a solitary and distinctive aspect and provides welcome shade. Because the sap is poisonous, the ombú is not browsed by cattle and is immune to locusts and other pests. The dark, glossy leaves are sometimes used locally for a brew. The ombú is of the same genus as the North American pokeweedpokeweed
or pokeberry,
tall, bushy perennial herb (Phytolacca americana) native to North America but cultivated and naturalized in Europe. The long clusters of white flowers are followed by purplish black flattened berries, whose crimson juice has been used as
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. It is planted as a shade tree in S California. Ombú is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Caryophyllales, family Phytolaccaceae.
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Si la poesia, de la mano del poeta (el "genio" del comienzo), inscribia simbolicamente la historia de la cautiva, la cruz y el ombu (religion y naturaleza) la inscriben material, territorialmente.
El leteo aleteo del risenor, el leteo aleteo del ombu.
Pero no me parece que la existencia de un artesano sin pies ni manos, por muy inteligente que sea, pueda ayudarme a entender la presencia de un ombu en la pampa, ni que su intervencion intangible e invisible agregue inteligibilidad a un proceso formativo que fenomenologicamente seria en todo caso mas afin al trazado por la hipotesis (ii) que al descrito en la (i).
Born in the hearts of a small group of immigrants, it grew like an ombu tree whose roots reach deep into the earth.
If the 2001 crisis brought something good to the country, it was the development of tourism," said Eva Boelcke, owner of El Ombu, a ranch opened for tourists interested in exploring the gaucho lifestyle.
Santa Montefiore's MEET ME UNDER THE OMBU TREE (1845055323, $67.
This sequence was intruded by granodiorite while at the same time rhyodacitic ignimbrites were emplaced from a centrally located volcanic vent (this is termed the Ombu Event).
La orbita del arte gauchesco ha sido siempre riberena del Plata y el rio innominado es como un armonioso corazon en la interioridad de su cuerpo y sus estrofas clasicas, que nada saben del chafar y el mistol, son decidoras del ombu y la flechilla.
Si bien no son calcos especulares, la magnolia de fuerza poderosa, bajo cuyo influjo se suceden desastres en MRME, es el correlato del ombu del cuento homonimo del anglo-argentino; sus comportamientos son similares en lo que se refiere a la accion nefasta que ejercen sobre los habitantes de las respectivas casas.
Nos gustaba trepar a los arboles, habia un ombu muy grande, me acuerdo .
OMBU, a venture between Spanish production companies Globomedia and Telefonica Contenidos and Argentina's Pol-ka Producciones, is set to produce the $7 million project.
Escribe Jose Lezama Lima: "El ombu no busca caminar en el desierto, es la casa del desierto, el sitio donde cae la noche y las estrellas.