Amboina button

noun

Am·​boi·​na button
(ˈ)am¦bȯinə-
: yaws

Word History

Etymology

from Amboina, town, island, and division of the Moluccas

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amboina button was in 1881

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“Amboina button.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amboina%20button. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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