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  1. ombu, bella sombra, Phytolacca dioica(noun)

    fast-growing herbaceous evergreen tree of South America having a broad trunk with high water content and dark green oval leaves

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  1. Ombu

    Ombu uses invisible digital watermarks to connect mobile devices and facilitate the sharing of digital information when you are face-to-face.With Ombu, it is very easy to exchange contacts, social networks, websites, images, files, and practically anything else digital all at once and in the moment.

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  1. Phytolacca dioica

    Phytolacca dioica, commonly known as ombú, is a massive evergreen tree native to the Pampa of South America. It has an umbrella-like canopy that spreads to a girth of 12 to 15 meters and can attain a height of 12 to 18 meters. Because it is derived from herbaceous ancestors, its trunk consists of anomalous secondary thickening rather than true wood. As a result, the ombú grows fast but its wood is soft and spongy enough to be cut with a knife. These properties have led it to be used in the art of bonsai, as it is easily manipulated to create the desired effect. Since the sap is poisonous, the ombú is not grazed by cattle and is immune to locusts and other pests. For similar reasons, the leaves are sometimes used as a laxative or purgant. It is a symbol of Uruguay and Argentina, and of Gaucho culture, as its canopy is quite distinguishable from afar and provides comfort and shelter from sun and rain. The herb is categorized in the same genus as the North American pokeweed. The species is also cultivated in Southern California as a shade tree.

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