browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
adansonia

more about adansonia

adansonia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adansonia  \Ad`an*so"ni*a\,  n.  [From  Adanson,  a  French  botanist.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  great  trees  related  to  the  Bombax.  There  are  two 
  species,  {A.  digitata},  the  baobab  or  monkey-bread  of  Africa 
  and  India,  and  {A.  Gregorii},  the  sour  gourd  or 
  cream-of-tartar  tree  of  Australia.  Both  have  a  trunk  of 
  moderate  height,  but  of  enormous  diameter,  and  a 
  wide-spreading  head.  The  fruit  is  oblong,  and  filled  with 
  pleasantly  acid  pulp.  The  wood  is  very  soft,  and  the  bark  is 
  used  by  the  natives  for  making  ropes  and  cloth.  --D.  C. 
  Eaton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Adansonia 
  n  :  baobab;  cream-of-tartar  tree  [syn:  {Adansonia},  {genus 
  Adansonia}] 




more about adansonia