Meaning of gumbo-limbo

gum•bo-lim•bo

Pronunciation: (gum'bō lim'bō), [key]
— pl. -lim•bos.
  1. a tropical American tree, Bursera simaruba, having reddish bark and yielding a sweet, aromatic resin used in varnishes. Also called
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