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gumbo–limbo

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

Definition of GUMBO-LIMBO

:  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
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Origin of GUMBO-LIMBO

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1837

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