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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Abroma was in 1795

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“Abroma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abroma. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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