noun ti·bour·bou \tə̇ˈbu̇r(ˌ)bü\

Definition of tibourbou



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of tibourbou

French, from Galibi

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to cast off or become cast off

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