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sisal
a strong durable white fiber, made from leaves of the Mexican agave plant, used to make ropes and twine
quinine
a bitter white drug obtained from cinchona bark and used especially to treat malaria
tannin
any of various substances from plants (as the oak or sumac) used in tanning leather, dyeing fabric and yarn, the making of ink, and in medicine
balsa
a tropical American tree with extremely light strong wood used especially for floats; also : its wood
tapir
any of several plant-eating hoofed mammals of tropical America and southeastern Asia that are related to the horses and rhinoceroses and have a long flexible snout, a very short tail, and short thick legs
capybara
a tailless South American rodent often exceeding four feet in length that is often found in or near water
armadillo
any of several small burrowing mammals of warm parts of the Americas whose head and body are protected by hard bony armor
anaconda
a large South American snake that crushes its prey in its coils
manatee
a tropical water-dwelling mammal that eats plants and differs from the related dugong in having the tail broad and rounded
piranha
a small flesh-eating South American freshwater fish that has very sharp teeth, is often found in groups, and may attack human beings and animals in the water
vicuna
a wild cud-chewing animal of the Andes that is related to the llama and alpaca