manchineel


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manchineel

(măn″kĭ-nēl′) [Sp. manzanilla, small apple]
A tree, Hippomane mancinella, native to tropical America that contains a milky, poisonous sap. Contact with the sap causes blistering of the skin. The fruit is also poisonous.
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