limba

noun

lim·​ba ˈlim-bə How to pronounce limba (audio)
1
: a tall whitish-trunked West African tree (Terminalia superba) with straight-grained wood
2
: the wood of a limba

Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of limba was in 1943

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Cite this Entry

“Limba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limba. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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