noun (1)
Ma·​ba | \ ˈmäbə \

Definition of Maba

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a widely distributed genus of tropical trees and shrubs (family Ebenaceae) having dioecious trimerous flowers and very hard wood resembling ebony


noun (2)
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plural -s

Definition of Maba (Entry 2 of 3)

: one of an African people of Islamic culture who in the 17th century established the powerful sultanate of Wadai east of Lake Chad — compare kanuri

Definition of MABA (Entry 3 of 3)

meta-aminobenzoic acid

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History and Etymology for Maba

Noun (1)

New Latin, from Tongan & Fijian, a tree of the genus Maba

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“Maba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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