abura

noun
abu·​ra | \ əˈb(y)u̇rə \
plural -s

Definition of abura

: 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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First Known Use of abura

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abura

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

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“Abura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abura. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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