ambay

noun

am·​bay
ˈamˌbī
plural -s
: an Argentine timber tree (Cecropia adenopus) with light soft wood

Word History

Etymology

modification of American Spanish ambaiba, from Tupi

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ambay was in 1818

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“Ambay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambay. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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