abura

noun abu·ra \əˈb(y)u̇rə\

Definition of abura

plural

-s

  1. :  a medium-sized tropical African tree (Mitragyne macrophylla) of the family Loganiaceae having large elliptical leaves, greenish flowers, and soft wood

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Origin and Etymology of abura

borrowed from Yoruba àborà, from àbo, a tree name + ibà “marshy place, swamp”


First Known Use: 1921


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