gombroon

[gom-broon]

Origin of gombroon

First recorded in 1690–1700; after Gombroon a town on the Persian Gulf
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Historical Examples of gombroon

  • It is said that there is a banyan tree near Gombroon on the Persian gulf, computed to cover nearly 1,700 yards.

    Flowers and Flower-Gardens

    David Lester Richardson


British Dictionary definitions for gombroon

gombroon

noun
  1. Persian and Chinese pottery and porcelain wares

Word Origin for gombroon

C17: named after Gombroon, Iran, from which it was originally exported
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