Definition of "kino" []

  • A reddish resin obtained from several Old World trees of the genera Eucalyptus, Pterocarpus, and Butea and from tropical American trees of the genera Coccoloba and Dipteryx. (noun)
  • A dark red resin obtained from various tropical plants, esp an Indian leguminous tree, Pterocarpus marsupium, used as an astringent and in tanning (noun)

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Use "kino" in a sentence
  • "_B. superba_, natives of the Indian jungles, yield a beautiful dye, and furnishing a species of kino (_Pulas kino_), are also used for tanning."
  • "February 13, 2006 8: 32 PM bibliobibuli said ... oh heck, what have i started! the world and her brother will be looking for love in kino tomorrow lunchtime ... just make yourselves visible with a red rose, hey? and why not pass the invitation on by sms and blog and increase the gene pool?"
  • "The tincture of "kino" -- of which from ten to thirty drops, mixed with a little sugar and water in a spoon, and given every two or three hours, is very efficacious and harmless -- can be procured at almost any druggist's."