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lebbek

[leb-ek]
noun
  1. Also called lebbek tree. a tropical Asian and Australian tree, Albizzia lebbeck, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and greenish-yellow flowers.
  2. 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
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  • 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