Origin of baobab
Examples from the Web for baobab
Great valleys opened out, dotted with mimosa patches and baobab, and half a hundred varieties of shrubbery.Haviland's Chum|Bertram Mitford
Under the doubtful shade of a baobab we breakfasted, and then went up the stream with our rifles to look for game.The African Colony|John Buchan
Remembering to have heard that the baobab does not attract lightning, I made my way towards it, resolving to take shelter within.In the Wilds of Africa|W.H.G. Kingston
The fiber is so strong as to give rise to a common saying in Bengal, "as secure as an elephant bound with baobab rope."
The bark of the baobab furnishes a fiber which is made into ropes and also manufactured into cloth.
Word Origin for baobab
1630s, from Medieval Latin bahobab (1590s), apparently from a central African language.