variants: or less commonly ambach \ ˈamˌbach \
plural -es

Definition of ambatch

: a rapidly growing thorny tree (Aeschynomene elaphroxylon) of the Nile valley valued for its white pithlike wood

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First Known Use of ambatch

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambatch

probably of Ethiopic origin; akin to Tigrinya ambasha, ambatcha, Amharic ambatcho, names of various plants

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