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  • n. Any member of the tree genus Adansonia, the baobabs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of great trees related to the Bombax. There are two species, Adansonia digitata, the baobab or monkey-bread of Africa and India, and Adansonia Gregorii, the sour gourd or cream-of-tartar tree of Australia. Both have a trunk of moderate height, but of enormous diameter, and a wide-spreading head. The fruit is oblong, and filled with pleasantly acid pulp. The wood is very soft, and the bark is used by the natives for making ropes and cloth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of trees, natural order Malvaceæ, suborder Bombaceæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. baobab; cream-of-tartar tree


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From the genus name.



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