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Acacia

( Әkā'shӘ ), any plant of the large leguminous genus Acacia, often thorny shrubs and trees of the family Leguminosae ( pulse family). Chiefly of the

Açaí palm

( ä´´säē' ), tree, Euterpe oleracea, of the family Arecaceae ( palm family) and its fruit, grown chiefly in Pará state in the Amazon region of Brazil.

Agricultural Adjustment Administration

The Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA) was created by Public Law 73-10 on May 12, 1933 and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The

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Agriculture

AGRICULTURE IS THE practice of cultivating plants and herding animals for food, fiber, and other products. Agriculture is the single largest land use

Alkaloids

Any of a number of physiologically active and frequently poisonous substances contained in some plants and fungi. They are usually organic bases and

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Allspice

Source: Pimenta dioica (L.) Merr. (syn. P. officinalis Lindl.; Eugenia Pimenta DC.) (Family Myrtaceae). Common/vernacular names: Allspice, Jamaica

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Almond

name for a small tree ( Prunus amygdalus ) of the family Rosaceae ( rose family) and for the nutlike, edible seed of its drupe fruit. The “nuts” of

Amaryllis (Genus)

( ăm´´Әrĭl'ĭs ), common name for some members of the Amaryllidaceae, a family of mostly perennial plants with narrow, flat leaves and with lilylike

Anise

( ăn'ĭs , annual plant ( Pimpinella anisum ) of the family Umbelliferae ( parsley family), native to the Mediterranean region but long cultivated

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Annona

( see also CHERIMOYA , PAPAW , SWEETSOP , WHITE SAPOTE ,