bumbo

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noun (1)

bum·​bo
ˈbəm(ˌ)bō
variants or less commonly bombo
ˈbäm-
plural -s
: an alcoholic drink usually made with rum or gin, sugar, water, and sometimes spices

bumbo

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noun (2)

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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

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

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

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“Bumbo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bumbo. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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