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



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒembe//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒembe//
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  1. 1 [countable] (East African English) a farming tool with a long handle and a blade at one end, used for digging, breaking up soil or removing weeds (= plants growing where they are not wanted)
  2. 2[countable] a traditional W African drum
  3. 3 [uncountable] a type of W African music