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common name for the Moraceae, a family of deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs, often climbing, mostly of pantropical distribution, and characterized by milky sap. Several genera bear edible fruit, e.g.
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(also yellowwood or old fustic), a greenish or reddish yellow high-polishing wood from a species of Cotinus (family Anacardiaceae) and from Chlorophora tinctoria (family Moraceae).
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