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bumbo

noun bum·bo \ ˈbəm(ˌ)bō \
variants: or less commonly bombo \ˈbäm-\

Definition of bumbo

plural -s
: an alcoholic drink usually made with rum or gin, sugar, water, and sometimes spices

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Origin and Etymology of bumbo

perhaps from Italian (baby-talk) bombo drink, of imitative origin


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bumbo

noun \ " \

Definition of bumbo

plural -s
: a West African leguminous tree (Daniella thurifer) that is the chief West African source of copal and has a soft pleasant-scented and damp-resistant wood

Origin and Etymology of bumbo

of West African origin; probably akin to Mende bogbo, a tree whose fruit is used for vegetable sauce


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