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.
British Dictionary definitions for baobab
Word Origin for baobab
Word Origin and History for baobab
1630s, from Medieval Latin bahobab (1590s), apparently from a central African language.