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brazilwood,

common name for several trees of the family Leguminosae (pulsepulse,
in botany, common name for members of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), a large plant family, called also the pea, or legume, family. Numbering about 650 genera and 17,000 species, the family is third largest, after the asters and the orchids.
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 family) whose wood yields a red dye. The dye has largely been replaced by synthetic dyes for fabrics, but it is still used in high-quality red inks. The bright red wood, which takes a high polish, is used in cabinetwork and for making violin bows. The East Indian redwood, or sapanwood (Caesalpinia sappan), was called "bresel wood" when it was first imported to Europe in the Middle Ages; Portuguese explorers used this name for a similar South American tree (C. echinata), from which the name Brazil for its native country purportedly derives. The latter species has been severely depleted in its native range, and international trade in the raw wood is now regulated. Brazilwoods are 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 Rosales, family Leguminosae.
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Pau-Brasil, or Brazilwood, the major export crop during the colonial period, became a symbol for this movement.
His Manifesto Antropofago, Manifesto da Poesia Pau-Brasil (1924), and most of his literary works are precious examples of postcolonial texts.
Os movimentos do lugar influenciam e sao influenciados pelos movimentos mais amplos do territorio, sao esses movimentos do cotidiano que vao dar a nocao do conjunto, do espaco de uso comunal, que vao substantivar a territorialidade tupiniquim: aldeias proximas estabeleciam, na maioria das vezes, intensa relacao de vizinhanca, que se aprofundava ainda mais por lacos matrimoniais; era, por exemplo, o que acontecia entre as aldeias Guaxindiba, Arariba, Cantagalo e Pau-Brasil.
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This brief overview focuses on, Ecuatorial (1918), composed during Huidobro's first stage as well as on Pau-Brasil (1925) written by Oswald de Andrade.
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