noun ma·lam·bo \məˈlam(ˌ)bō\

Definition of malambo



  1. :  the yellowish aromatic bark of a South American shrub (Croton malambo) used in medicine and perfumery

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Origin and Etymology of malambo

American Spanish & Portuguese, malambo tree

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