Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given in Peru and Bolivia to the edible fruit of the Passiflora or passion-flower.
  • n. A curious tree of the deserts of southwestern Africa, Tumboa Bainesii. See Welwitschia.

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Examples

  • The men will suffer from certain well defined troubles: "tumbo," or overeating; diarrhaea, bronchial colds, fever and various small injuries.

    The Land of Footprints

  • For "tumbo" you want a liberal supply of Epsom's salts; for diarrhaea you need chlorodyne; any good expectorant for the colds; quinine for the fever; permanganate and plenty of bandages for the injuries.

    The Land of Footprints

  • We always order "tumbo", which is a big bowl of noodles with combination of meat and sprouts.

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  • Just the tembo in her tumbo or pilipili from her pepperpot?

    Finnegans Wake

  • Can't wait to see elephants (tumbo) and giraffes (twiga)!

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  • From 600,000-year old Siberian bacteria to two-leaved tree tumbo in the Namib desert,

    New Scientist - Online News

  • To capture moisture from sea fog, the welwitschia, also known as tree tumbo, has evolved special leaves.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • From 600,000-year old Siberian bacteria to two-leaved tree tumbo in the Namib desert, Rachel Sussman has travelled the world

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  • But I have no idea how he'd deal with Williams reach. te tumbo~ in what fight did clottey quit? te tumbo

    East Side Boxing

  • "Tony never let me down" Ahhh, say "aahhhh" for tumbo everyone. tumbo, aka, boxings worst fan.

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