from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of large trees of Africa, belonging to the natural order Bignoniaceæ and to the tribe Crescentieæ, having large pinnate alternate leaves, an ample leathery calyx with oblique, 2- to 5-eleft limb, and the flowers in long, loose, pendent panicles.
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His extreme caution is taken advantage of by the women, who hang, as a miniature trap-beam, a kigelia fruit with a bit of stick in the end.
Nefer hurried to meet her and led her to her a giant kigelia tree under whose spreading branches a breakfast feast was laid out in the shade.