Definition of tambookie
1 : a southern African shrub or small tree (Erythrina acanthocarpa) with spiny fruit
2 : the extremely light wood of the tambookie
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Origin and Etymology of tambookie
Afrikaans tamboekie, from Tamboekie Kaffir of the Tembu tribe, probably from Tamboe Tembu + -kie (from Dutch -kje, diminutive suffix)
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