Hortus Jamaicensis: Or A Botanical Description, (according to the Linnean System) and an Account of the Virtues, &c., of Its Indigenous Plants Hitherto Known, as Also of the Most Useful Exotics. Compiled from the Best Authorities, and Alphabetically Arranged ... (Google eBook)
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acuminate acute alternate anthers awl-shaped axillary bark base berries bifid blunt branches Browne calls calyx capsule char.—Calyx a one-leafed coffee common compressed concave cordate corolla corymbed deciduous decoction drupe entire erect feet high filaments filiform five five-cleft flowers foliis footstalks four Fronds fruit genus germ globular glumes green colour grows hairy height hermaphrodite hirsute HORTUS JAMAICENSIS inches long island juice lanceolate leaf leaflets Leaves ovate legume length linear male membranaceous monogynia natives of Jamaica nectary numerous oblong obtuse one-celled one-flowered panicled pedicels peduncles perianth pericarp petals petioles pinnate pistil plant prickly pubescent pulp purple racemes receptacle ripe rises root round roundish seeds segments seldom serrate sessile shining short shorter shrubby side simple slender Sloane smell smooth solitary species spikes spreading stalk stamens stamina stem stigma style subulate taste terminating thick tree trunk tube umbel upright whitish wood yellow
Page 224 - ... quantity required for use is scraped from the surface by means of a wooden spoon. Two small coffee-pots are employed ; in one is boiled the water, generally mixed with the remaining coffee of a former meal; in the other is put the fresh powder, which is sometimes placed near the fire, to become heated before the boiling water is added to it. The mixture is then boiled two or three times, taking care to pour a few drops of cold water upon it the last time, or to place a cloth dipped in cold water...
Page 192 - ... furnishes an opportunity of obtaining plenty of layers, and facilitates the propagation of the tree, as it does not perfect its seeds in any quantity under six or seven years ;, when it becomes so plentifully loaded, that a single tree is sufficient almost for a colony.
Page 324 - ... are picked, scraped, and washed one at a time, and then dried ; all which requires too much pains and time for any real advantage to be gained in the properties ; though, being made more agreeable to the eye, the price of the white is much higher at market. When the root is intended for a...
Page 218 - Indies has often been injured by being laid in rooms near the sugar-works, or where rum is distilled; and the same effect has been produced by bringing over coffee in the same ships with rum and sugar. Dr Moseley mentions that a few bags of pepper, on board a ship from India, spoiled a whole cargo of coffee.
Page 472 - The candle-box was made and approved ; insomuch that the doctor then insisted on having a bureau made of the same wood, •which was accordingly done ; and the fine colour, polish...
Page 262 - For •this purpose, they make au incision in the trunk of each branch which they, wish to produce fruit, and place in it a. stalk of male flowers ; without this precaution the date tree would produce only abortive fruit. In some cantons the male branches are only shaken over the female. The practice. of impregnating the date tree in this manner is very ancient.
Page 13 - as to the sundried aloes which is most approved for medicinal purposes, very little is made in Barbadoes. The process is however very simple, though extremely tedious. The raw juice is either put into bladders, left quite open at top, and suspended in the sun, or in broad shallow trays of wood, pewter, or tin, exposed also to the sun every dry day, until all the fluid parts are exhaled, and a perfect resin formed, which is then packed up for use, or for exportation.
Page 471 - The flowers are of a reddish or saffron colour, and the fruit of an oval form, about the size of a turkey's egg. Some of them have reached to a monstrous size, exceeding one hundred feet in height.
Page 308 - ... the other on the same petiole was quiescent; sometimes a few leaflets only were in motion, then almost all of them would be in movement, at once ; the whole plant was very seldom agitated, and that only during the first year.
Page 220 - The great use of coffee in France is supposed to have abated the prevalence of the gravel. In the French colonies, where coffee is more used than in the English, as well as in Turkey, where it is the principal beverage, not only the gravel, but the gout, is scarcely known.