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  • noun Southern Africa Rain, used as an expression of greeting or good luck.
  • noun The currency of Botswana, divided into 100 thebe.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Tswana, rain (used as greeting for good fortune).]

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From Tswana pula, Northern Sotho pula, Sotho pula ("rain").


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  • Rain. Freq. used as int.: in southern Africa, a traditional salute or expression of good luck.


    The principal monetary unit of Botswana, consisting of one hundred thebe; a note of this value.

    February 2, 2007

  • Botswana currency divided into thebes.

    June 29, 2010