baobab


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ba·o·bab

 (bā′ō-băb′, bä′-)
n.
Any of several trees of the genus Adansonia of Africa, Madagascar, and Australia, especially the tropical African species A. digitata, having palmately compound leaves, edible gourdlike fruits, and a broad trunk that stores water.

[New Latin bahobab, possibly from North African Arabic *būḥibab, fruit of many seeds, from Arabic 'abū ḥibāb, source of seeds : 'ab, father, source; see ʔb in Semitic roots + ḥibāb, pl. of ḥabb, seed.]

baobab

(ˈbeɪəʊˌbæb)
n
(Plants) a bombacaceous tree, Adansonia digitata, native to Africa, that has a very thick trunk, large white flowers, and a gourdlike fruit with an edible pulp called monkey bread. Also called: bottle tree or monkey bread tree
[C17: probably from a native African word]

ba•o•bab

(ˈbeɪ oʊˌbæb, ˈbɑ oʊ-, ˈbaʊ bæb)

n.
a large tropical African tree, Adansoniadigitata, of the bombax family, that has an extremely thick trunk and bears a gourdlike fruit.
[1630–40; < New Latin bahobab]

ba·o·bab

(bā′ō-băb′)
An African tree having a large trunk, bulbous branches, and hard-shelled fruit with an edible pulp. The baobab has spongy wood that holds large amounts of water, and the bark can be used to make rope, mats, paper, and other items. Baobabs can live up to 3,000 years.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baobab - African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey breadbaobab - African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread
monkey bread, sour gourd - African gourd-like fruit with edible pulp
Adansonia, genus Adansonia - baobab; cream-of-tartar tree
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
Translations
apinanleipäpuubaobab
apabrauðstré
References in classic literature ?
He was seized by the chief of this region, fastened to the foot of a baobab, and the ferocious black then severed all his joints while the war-song of his tribe was chanted; he then made a gash in the prisoner's neck, stopped to sharpen his knife, and fairly tore away the poor wretch's head before it had been cut from the body.
Contract notice for 3rd stage of work for strengthening the sewage transfer chain to the step baobab.
African baobab and cocoa nib sour caramel sauce has brought together the food of two continents.
Unlike any packaged drink before it, Vita-V contains baobab pulp from the African "tree of life" and five other organic superfruits.
Baobab (you say it bay-ohbab) is a tree from the African savannah, although by the time it gets to us it's a white powder made from the fruit and it is bursting with health benefits.
BAOBAB tree, South Africa THIS gigantic baobab tree, which is believed to be around 1,000 years old, is not only impressive to gaze on fro the outside, but also cuts an epic scene inside as the The Sunland Big Baobab is renowned for its hollowed trunk being home to a bar and a wine cellar.
Salalah: Tabaldi Baobab is a rare, large and endangered tree which is protected in most countries, including the Sultanate.
Salalah, February 28 (ONA) Tabaldi /Baobab / tree ( scientific name is Adansonia Digitata; English common names for the baobab include dead-rat tree, monkey-bread tree, upside-down tree and cream of tartar tree) is one of the rare, perennial, huge and endangered trees.
Baobab Tein NPNF, Quinoa Pro NPNF, Rice Tein NPNF and TRIglyphix Sense.
Available in three varieties, Maqui, Chia Seeds & Lime and Baobab & Vanilla, each truffle is guaranteed to contain more than five super food ingredients.
LATE BREAKS | FIRST CHOICE offers seven night holidays to Kenya staying at the 4Sun+ Baobab Beach Resort Premier resort, below, on an all-inclusive basis from PS645 per adult (saving PS500 per adult) children travel from PS598.
FIRST CHOICE offers seven s night holidays to Kenya staying at the 4Sun+ Baobab Beach Resort Premier resort, below, on an all-inclusive basis from PS645 per adult (saving PS500 per adult) children travel from PS598.