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  1. gumbo-limbo, Bursera simarubanoun

    tropical American tree yielding a reddish resin used in cements and varnishes


  1. gumbo-limbo

    Gumbo-limbo, scientifically known as Bursera simaruba, is a tropical tree species native to tropical regions of the Americas, from South Florida to Mexico and South America. It is often referred to as the 'tourist tree' because of its peeling, red bark that resembles sunburned skin. The tree is characterized by its rapid growth, adaptability to various soil types, and resistance to wind and drought. The gumbo-limbo is commonly used in folk medicine and is considered useful for crafting furniture and boats due to its resinous wood.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gumbo-limbo in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gumbo-limbo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    Gumbo Limbo Nature Center was really heartbreaking, but it's something we've seen for several years and we're just glad people are finally seeing this image and hopefully it's raising awareness.

  2. Emily Mirowski:

    Gumbo Limbo Nature Center was weak and emaciated. I could just tell Gumbo Limbo Nature Center wasn't doing well.


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