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noun (1)

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


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noun (2)

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: 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


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meta-aminobenzoic acid

Word History


Noun (1)

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

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“Maba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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