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baobab

noun bao·bab \ˈba-ˌbab, ˈbā-ə-\

Definition of BAOBAB

:  a broad-trunked tropical tree (Adansonia digitata) of the silk-cotton family that is native to Africa and has an edible acidic fruit resembling a gourd and bark used in making paper, cloth, and rope; also :  any of several related trees chiefly of Madagascar and Australia

Origin of BAOBAB

New Latin bahobab
First Known Use: 1640

baobab

noun bao·bab \ˈba-ˌbab, ˈbā-ə-ˌbab\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BAOBAB

:  a broad-trunked Old World tropical tree (Adansonia digitata) of the silk-cotton family (Bombacaceae) with an edible acid fruit resembling a gourd, leaves and bark formerly used medicinally, and bark that is used in making paper, cloth, and rope

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