msasa

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Noun1.msasa - small shrubby African tree having compound leaves and racemes of small fragrant green flowers
Brachystegia, genus Brachystegia - small genus of tropical African timber trees having pale golden heartwood uniformly striped with dark brown or black:
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Uusikahala describes the re-enactment of the 1890 flag-raising ceremony--'led by the Column commanders the men strode through the dry white grass.., and took their positions in front of the flagstaff made of a mopane tree (because, unfortunately, the msasas do not grow south of the Limpopo River)' (p.