variants or less commonly tambuti
or tamboti
plural -s
: a southern and eastern African deciduous tree (Spirostachys africanus) of the family Euphorbiaceae with foliage that turns red in fall and hard slightly fragrant wood that is golden yellow in the sapwood and black in the heartwood and is used locally for furniture and cabinetwork

Word History


Afrikaans tamboetie, from Tamboe Tembu + -tie, diminutive suffix

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“Tambouti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tambouti. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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