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Æthiopia, which borders upon Egypt, has in general no remarkable trees, with the exception of the wool-bearing1 ones, of which we have had occasion to speak2 in our description of the trees of India and Arabia. However, the produce of the tree of Æthiopia bears a much stronger resemblance to wool, and the follicule is much larger, being very similar in appearance to a pomegranate; as for the trees, they are otherwise similar in every respect. Besides this tree, there are some palms, of which we have spoken already.3 In describing the islands along the coast of Æthiopia, we have already made mention4 of their trees and their odoriferous forests.

1 The cotton-tree, Gossypium arboreum of Linnæus.

2 See B. xii. c. 21, 22.

3 In c. 9 of the present Book.

4 See B. vi. c. 36, 37.

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