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1 B. vi. c. 32.
2 Fée suggests that some kind of mangrove is probably alluded to, of the kind known as avicennia, or bruguiera.
3 See B. vi. c. 20
4 "Cotonei." To this resemblance of its fruit to the quince, the cotton-tree, which is here alluded to, not improbably owes its modern name.
5 The cotton-tree, or Gossypium arboreum of Linnæus. It is worthy of remark, that Pliny copies here almost literally from Theophrastus. According to Philostratus, the byssus, or fine tissues worn by the Egyptian priests, were made of cotton.
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