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  • n  large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle

  • Hero Gardner McKay, who has had more advance publicity than most established stars, proved himself a performer with all the animation of a monkeypod; his face, said one reporter .
  • In 1866, when he toured the Hawaiian Islands, Mark Twain planted a monkeypod tree which lived to a great age and developed to enormous proportions.
  • A salmagundi of Italian marble, Japanese carpet, matched rosewood, Hawaiian monkeypod wood, gold foil and tropical fish, the Sahara Inn is like a movie set for a dream sequence .

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