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gumbo–limbo

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noun gum·bo–lim·bo \ˌgəm-bō-ˈlim-(ˌ)bō\

Definition of gumbo–limbo

  1. :  a tree (Bursera simaruba of the family Burseraceae) of southern Florida and the American tropics that has a smooth coppery bark and supplies a reddish resin used locally in cements and varnishes



Origin of gumbo–limbo

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1837


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