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ambatch

[am-bach] /ˈæm bætʃ/
noun
1.
an Egyptian tree, Aeschynomene elaphroxylon, of the legume family, having a light-colored, spongy wood.
Origin of ambatch
1860-1865
1860-65; perhaps < a source akin to Amharic əmb(w)ac'o, name for Rumex alismafolius
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  • By and by it gives place to the ambatch as the characteristic tree of the Nile.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
British Dictionary definitions for ambatch

ambatch

/ˈæmˌbætʃ/
noun
1.
a tree or shrub of the Nile Valley, Aeschynomene elaphroxylon, valued for its light-coloured pithlike wood
Word Origin
C19: probably from the Ethiopian name
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