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Meaning of Brazilian pepper tree

Brazil'ian pep'per tree"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a small Brazilian evergreen tree or shrub, Schinus terebinthifolius, of the cashew family, having inconspicuous white flowers and bright red fruit: the berries are used for Christmas decorations. Also called
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