Plural of break. In Colombia it is the name of two trees of the family Sapotaceae. One belongs to the genus Pouteria and the other to the genus Chrysophyllum. They are hard and heavy wood and their fruits are edible. . It is the name of two Uruguayan towns, which remain in the Departments of Cerro Largo and Paysandú. There is also another one in Argentina in the province of Entre Ríos. In Argentina they also call a break to some trees of the genus Schinopsis (species S . balansae and S. Lorentzii ) and include the Anacardiaceae family.
Botanic Break. Giant South American tree, made of very hard wood that originates, etymologically, its own name, break and axe. Thus that wood is used in the construction, as well as in the manufacture of utensils, household appliances and furniture. As if that were not enough, from its rough bark is obtained the tannin; that is, a very astringent substance used as a drug and to tan skins in the hadias or tanneries.