1797Lady A. Barnard inLord LindsayLives of Lindsays (1849) III. 384The silver-tree..and the sugar-tree, which was covered in beautiful pink flowers with black seeds — when the flowers are boiled they produce a syrup as rich as honey.
1801J. BarrowTrav.I. 61Of these,..the mellifera, called here sugar-tree, from the great quantity of saccharine juice contained in the bottom of its vase-shaped flowers.
1874‘P.’ inA.M.L. RobinsonSel. Articles from Cape Monthly Mag. (1978) 179The sweet-scented mimosa bush..gave place to the ‘sugar tree’ (protea), a small shrub-like tree, devoid of much foliage, and useful only as fuel.
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