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BY WILLIAM NICHOLSON,
Autisor and Proprietor of the Philosophical Journal, and various other Chemical, Philosophical, and

Mathematical Works.

ILLUSTRATED WITH

UPWARDS OF 150 ELEGANT ENGRAVINGS,

BY

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THE

BRITISH ENCYCLOPEDIA.,

BUC

BUC B

UBROMA, in botany, a genus of the Po- buccaneers ox-hunters, or rather hunters of

lyadelphia Dodecandria class and order. bulls and cows; and the buccaneers boarNat. order Columnifera : Malvaceæ,Jussieu. hunters, who are simply called hunters; Essential character: calyx three-leaved; pe- though it seems that such a name be less tals five, arched, semibitid ; anthers on each

proper to them than to the former; 'since blament three ; stigma simple ; capsule the latter smoke and dry the flesh of wild muricate, ending in a five-rayed star, boars, which is properly called buccaneerpanched with holes, five-celled, valveless, ing, whereas the former prepare only the not opening. There is but one species, viz. hides, which is done without buccaneering. B. guazuma, elm-leaved bubroma or theo

Buccaneering is a term taken from Bucbroma, or bastard cedar. This tree rises to

can, the place where they smoke their flesh the height of forty or fifty feet in the West or fish, after the manner of the savages, ou Indies, having a trunk as large as the size of a grate or hurdle, made of Brasil wood, a man's body, covered with a dark brown placed in the smoke a considerable distance bark, sending out many branches towards from the fire; this place is a but of about the top, which extend wide every way; twenty-five or thirty feet in eircumference, leaves obloug, heart-shaped, alternate, near all surrounded and covered with palmetto ly four inches long, and two broad near the leaves. base, ending in acute points; the branches BUCCINATOR, in anatomy, a muscle have a nap scattered over them; they have on each side of the face, common to the Do buds; the flowers are in corymbs. In lips and cheeks. See ANATOMY. Jamaica it is known by the name of bastard BUCCINUM, in natural history, a gecedar, and is peculiar to the low lands there, nus of the Vermes Testacea. Animal a liforming an agreeable shade for the cattle, max; shell univalve, spiral, gibbous; apperand supplying them with food in dry wea ture ovate, terminating in a short canal ther, when all the herbage is burned up or leaning to the riglıt, with a retuse beak or exhausted. The wood is light, and so easily projection; pillar-lip expanded. There are wrought that it is generally used by coach- between two and three hundred species, semakers in all the side pieces ; it is also cut parated into eight divisions ; riz. A. infated, into staves for casks.

rounded, thin, subdiaphonous, and brittle. BUCCANEERS, those who dry and B. with a short exserted beak ; hip nnarmed smoke fesh or fsh, after the manner of the outwardly. C. lip prickly outwardly on the Americans. This name is particularly given bind part; in other respects resembling dito the French inhabitants of the island of vision B. D. pillar-lip dilated and thicken. St. Domingo, whose whole employment is ed. E. pillar-lip appearing as if worn flat. to lunt bulls or wild boars in order to sell F. smooth, and not among the former divithe brides of the former and the flesh of the sions. G. angular, and not included among

the former divisions. H. tapering, subuThe buccaneers are of two sorts: the late, smooth.

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