tibourbou

noun
ti·​bour·​bou | \ tə̇ˈbu̇r(ˌ)bü \
plural -s

Definition of tibourbou

: a tropical American tree (Apeiba tibourbou) of the family Tiliaceae with yellowish flowers in lateral cymes, bark that yields jangada fiber, and an extraordinarily light wood that is used along the coast of Brazil for making jangadas

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History and Etymology for tibourbou

French, from Galibi

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“Tibourbou.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tibourbou. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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