gumbo-limbo definition

  • noun:
    • An aromatic, resinous tree (Bursera simaruba) of Florida, Central America, additionally the West Indies, having compound leaves and small white flowers.
    • A tropical United states tree (Bursera simaruba) producing a reddish resin found in cements and varnishes.
    • Same as Jamaica or West Indian birch (which see, under birch).
    • exotic American tree producing a reddish resin utilized in cements and varnishes

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