am·​bay | \ ˈamˌbī \
plural -s

Definition of ambay

: an Argentine timber tree (Cecropia adenopus) with light soft wood

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First Known Use of ambay

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambay

modification of American Spanish ambaiba, from Tupi

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“Ambay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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