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  • n. A drink made from rum, water, sugar, and nutmeg.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A drink made of rum, sugar, water, and nutmeg.
  • n. A native name in Sierra Leone for a fragrant resin resembling incense, which is yielded by the bumbo- or bungo-tree, Daniellia thurifera, as a result of punctures of the twigs and branches by an insect. See bungo-tree.


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  • "...he held up his hands, assured me he could do me no service, wished I might not be in a state of reprobation, and returned to his messmates, who were making merry in the ward-room, round a table well stored with bumbo and wine."

    - Smollett, Roderick Random, 1748

    May 27, 2014

  • *pfghrrttt!* This gum tastes like sh*t!

    October 29, 2009

  • image search suggests the meaning has changed somewhat

    October 29, 2009