noun Abro·ma \əˈbrōmə\

Definition of Abroma

  1. :  a genus of Asian and Australian woody plants (family Sterculiaceae) the bark of which yields a strong white fiber — see devil's-cotton

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Origin and Etymology of abroma

borrowed from New Latin, from a- 2a- + Greek brôma “food,” from brō- (going back to Indo-European *gʷṛh₃- “devour, consume”) + -ma, deverbal suffix of result — more at voracious

First Known Use: 1795

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to cast off or become cast off

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