Abro·​ma | \ əˈbrōmə \

Definition of Abroma

: 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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First Known Use of Abroma

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abroma

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

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“Abroma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abroma. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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