ba·​boen | \ ˈbäˌbün \
plural -s

Definition of baboen

: a tropical American timber tree (Myristica surinamensis) with reddish wood

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First Known Use of baboen

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baboen

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

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“Baboen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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