Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The betel-nut palm (Areca Cuthecu), the nuts of which, together with the leaves of the betel-pepper and a little lime, form a masticatory called buyo. See areca-nut.

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  • [275] This fruit, which is called bonga, is cut lengthwise in strips, and each strip is put into an envelope or covering made from the leaf.

    History of the Philippine Islands

  • The witch may either herself cause death by 'eating,' or eating the liver of, her victim, or may cause her familiar "bonga" to attack the unfortunate.

    Folklore of the Santal Parganas

  • This is the same reason we have replaced the term 'jihad' with 'booka-bonga-bippo,' which has a more zesty, urban, youthful, 'now' feel.

    War By Any Other Name

  • Everything about her said “regular housecat” except her amber eyes, which held a hint of bonga in them.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat

  • This is the same reason we have replaced the term 'jihad' with 'booka-bonga-bippo,' which has a more zesty, urban, youthful, 'now' feel.

    Cephalic Attrition....

  • Everything about her said “regular housecat” except her amber eyes, which held a hint of bonga in them.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat

  • Everything about her said “regular housecat” except her amber eyes, which held a hint of bonga in them.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat

  • Everything about her said “regular housecat” except her amber eyes, which held a hint of bonga in them.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat

  • In broad terms, in the northern part of the ecoregion, the lowland rainforests correlate to the Brosimun utilis alliance, including communities dominated by the deciduous "cuipo" or "ceiba bonga" tree (Cavanillesia platanifolia), the "aspavé" or wild cashew (Anacardium excelsum), the "táparo" (Catilla elastica), the rubber tree (Castilla elastica), Brosimum guianense, Bombacopsis spp.,

    Chocó-Darién moist forests

  • The mokuri, a tuber which abounds in the Mopane country, they discovered by percussing the ground with stones; and another tuber, about the size of a turnip, called “bonga”, is found in the same situations.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

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