noun nsam·bya \enˈsämbyə\

Definition of nsambya



  1. 1 :  an African timber tree (Markhamia platycalyx) of the family Bignoniaceae having yellow flowers and tough durable wood

  2. 2 :  the wood of the nsambya tree used chiefly for poles and construction work

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Origin and Etymology of nsambya

native name in Uganda, eastern Africa

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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