- a South American tree, Phytolacca dioica, having a thick trunk and large, evergreen leaves.
Origin of ombu
< American Spanish ombú < Guarani umbú
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Examples from the Web for ombu
It was the "ombu," which is met with only on the Argentine Plains.
I had "Carnival" tied up under the ombu tree in the courtyard.Blanco y Colorado
William C. Tetley
There are very few wild trees to be seen, except on the highlands an occasional specimen of the Ombu or Algaroba species.
No other tree emerged from the watery surface; the ombu, alone in the midst of the unconfined waters, groaned at every shock.
In a few moments the gigantic water-spout struck the ombu and enveloped it in its watery folds.