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monkey bread

noun
  1. the gourdlike fruit of the baobab, eaten by monkeys.
  2. the tree itself.
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Origin of monkey bread

First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for monkey bread

Historical Examples of monkey bread

  • At nightfall he slept like a log "under a monkey-bread tree."

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922

    Various

  • You find here enormous acacias, monkey-bread trees, raphia palms and baobabs; less gloom, and fewer creeping and hanging plants.

    The Pools of Silence

    H. de Vere Stacpoole

  • It was a calabash tree, otherwise called the monkey-bread tree, which the Woloffs call goui in their language.

    Perils and Captivity

    Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard


British Dictionary definitions for monkey bread

monkey bread

noun
  1. the gourdlike fruit of the baobab tree
  2. monkey bread tree another name for baobab
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