lebbek

[ leb-ek ]
/ ˈlɛb ɛk /

noun

Also called lebbek tree . a tropical Asian and Australian tree, Albizzia lebbeck, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and greenish-yellow flowers.
Also called koko. the hard, durable wood of this tree, used in the construction of buildings.

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Origin of lebbek

First recorded in 1760–70; origin uncertain
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for lebbek

  • She gripped her cold little hands in her lap and looked out beyond the lebbek's shade into the vivid garden.

    The Palace of Darkened Windows|Mary Hastings Bradley