kentucky coffee tree


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Kentucky coffee tree

[kən′tək·ē ′kȯf·ē ‚trē]
(botany)
Gymnocladus dioica. An extremely tall, dioecious tree of the order Rosales readily recognized when in fruit by its leguminous pods containing heavy seeds, once used as a coffee substitute.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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kentucky coffee tree

kentucky coffee tree

(not the same as coffee) Grows up to 60 ft (20m), whitish flowers and hard flat seed pods. Seeds toxic, but ok if roasted for several hours. Leaf, bark and pod tea used to calm inflamed mucus membranes, stop bleeding, laxative. Powdered root bark used in enemas. Careful.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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We have a few Kentucky Coffee Trees (Glymnocladus Dioica) here and I've been told that early settlers used the seed for a coffee substitute.
The Kentucky coffee tree received its common name from the use of its seeds by early settlers as a coffee substitute.
The inventory also includes such underused but lovely native trees as the scarlet and overcup oaks, the Kentucky coffee tree and the American hornbeam and hophornbeam.
There are also a couple of 3 m high Kentucky coffee trees (Gymnocladus dioica) planted in St.

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