Definition of baobab noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbeɪəʊbæb//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪoʊbæb//
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a short thick tree, found especially in Africa and Australia, that lives for many years Word Originmid 17th cent.: probably from an African language; first recorded in Latin (1592), in a treatise on the plants of Egypt by the Italian botanist Prosper Alpinus.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: baobab