baboen

noun

ba·​boen
ˈbäˌbün
plural -s
: a tropical American timber tree (Myristica surinamensis) with reddish wood

Word History

Etymology

Dutch, short for baboen hoedoe, probably native name in Surinam

First Known Use

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baboen was circa 1925

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“Baboen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baboen. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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