adansonia definition

  • noun:
    • Any member of the tree genus Adansonia, the baobabs.
    • A genus of good trees associated with the Bombax. There's two species, Adansonia digitata, the baobab or monkey-bread of Africa and Asia, and Adansonia Gregorii, the bad gourd or cream-of-tartar tree of Australian Continent. Both have a trunk of reasonable level, but of huge diameter, and a wide-spreading head. The fresh fruit is oblong, and filled with pleasantly acidic pulp. The wood is extremely soft, therefore the bark can be used by the locals in making ropes and cloth.
    • A genus of trees, normal order MalvaceƦ, suborder BombaceƦ.
    • baobab; cream-of-tartar tree

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