from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An African musical instrument in the shape of a wooden box set with metal bars that are plucked with the fingers.
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- n. A type of thumb piano, similar to a mbira.
Of Bantu origin; akin to Bemba ka-limba, diminutive of ci-limba, any musical instrument : ci-, noun classifier + -limba, musical instrument.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)