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or am·ba·ri

  1. kenaf.
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Origin of ambary

< Deccan Hindi or Marathi ambāṛī
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Historical Examples

  • The two instigators of this mutiny were Bombay and a savage, named Ambari.

    Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa

    Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson

British Dictionary definitions for ambari



noun plural -ries or -ris
  1. a tropical Asian malvaceous plant, Hibiscus cannabinus, that yields a fibre similar to jute
  2. the fibre derived from this plant
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Also called: kenaf

Word Origin

C20: from Hindi ambārī
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