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Definitions for baobab
ˈbeɪ oʊˌbæb, ˈbɑ oʊ-, ˈbaʊ bæbbaobab
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baobab, monkey-bread tree, Adansonia digitatanoun
African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread
A tree, Adansonia digitata (and similar species), native to tropical Africa, having a broad swollen trunk and edible gourd-like hanging fruits.
Etymology: From بو حباب, from ابو + حب.
Adansonia is a genus made up of eight species of medium-to-large deciduous trees known as baobabs ( or ). They are placed in the Malvaceae family, subfamily Bombacoideae. They are native to Madagascar, mainland Africa, and Australia. The trees have also been introduced to other regions such as Asia. The generic name honours Michel Adanson, the French naturalist and explorer who described Adansonia digitata. The baobab is also known as the "upside down tree", a name that originates from several myths. They are among the most long-lived of vascular plants and have large flowers that are reproductive for a maximum of 15 hours. The flowers open around dusk, opening so quickly that movement can be detected by the naked eye, and are faded by the next morning. The fruits are large, oval to round and berry-like and hold kidney-shaped seeds in a dry, pulpy matrix. In the early 21st century, baobabs in southern Africa began to die off rapidly from a cause yet to be determined. It is unlikely that disease or pests would be able to kill many trees so rapidly, and some have speculated that the die-off is a result of dehydration.
a gigantic African tree (Adansonia digitata), also naturalized in India. See Adansonia
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bā′o-bab, n. a magnificent tree, native to tropical Western Africa, whose trunk is 20 to 30 feet thick, called also the Monkey-bread Tree. [African.]
The numerical value of baobab in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of baobab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- baobap, baobap ağacıTurkish
- bao bápVietnamese
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