Meaning of baobab


Pronunciation: (bā'ō-bab", bä'ō-, bou'bab), [key]
— n.
  1. any large tree belonging to the genus Adansonia, of the bombax family, esp. A. digitata, which is native to tropical Africa, has an exceedingly thick trunk, and bears a gourdlike fruit.
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