baobab definition

  • noun:
    • some of a number of trees of the genus Adansonia of Africa, Madagascar, and Australian Continent, particularly the exotic African types A. digitata having a broad distended trunk area that stores water, palmately mixture renders, and edible gourdlike holding fruits.
    • A tree, Adansonia digitata (and similar types), indigenous to tropical Africa, having an extensive swollen trunk area and edible gourd-like dangling fruits.
    • A gigantic African tree (Adansonia digitata), also naturalized in India. See adansonia.
    • An African tree, the Adansonia digitata, belonging to the tribe Bombaceæ; natural order Malvaceæ, also called the Ethiopian sour-gourd, and in South Africa the cream-of-tartar tree. It is a native of tropical Africa, and has been introduced and naturalized in various parts of the East and West Indies.
    • African tree having an exceedingly dense trunk area and fruit that resembles a gourd and it has an edible pulp called monkey bread
    • some of several trees of this genus Adansonia of Africa, Madagascar, and Australia, especially the exotic African species A. digitata having an extensive distended trunk area that stores water, palmately ingredient leaves, and edible gourdlike holding fresh fruits.
    • A tree, Adansonia digitata (and comparable species), native to tropical Africa, having a diverse inflamed trunk and edible gourd-like dangling fruits.
    • A gigantic African tree (Adansonia digitata), in addition naturalized in India. See adansonia.
    • An African tree, the Adansonia digitata, from the tribe Bombaceæ; natural purchase Malvaceæ, also referred to as the Ethiopian sour-gourd, and in Southern Africa the cream-of-tartar tree. It is a native of tropical Africa, and it has been introduced and naturalized in several areas of the East and western Indies.
    • African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and contains an edible pulp called monkey breads

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