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Gymnocladus canadensis.

Botanical name:

Gymnocladus canadensis Lam. Leguminosae. Chicot. Kentucky Coffee-Tree. Nicker-Tree. Stump Tree.

North America. This tree, which occurs in the northern United States and in Canada, is often cultivated for ornamental purposes. The pods, preserved like those of the tamarind, are said to be wholesome and slightly aperient. The seeds were employed by the early settlers of Kentucky as a substitute for coffee.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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