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  1. a South American tree, Phytolacca dioica, having a thick trunk and large, evergreen leaves.
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Origin of ombu

< American Spanish ombú < Guarani umbú
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Examples from the Web for ombu

Historical Examples

  • It was the "ombu," which is met with only on the Argentine Plains.

    In Search of the Castaways

    Jules Verne

  • I had "Carnival" tied up under the ombu tree in the courtyard.

    Blanco y Colorado

    William C. Tetley

  • There are very few wild trees to be seen, except on the highlands an occasional specimen of the Ombu or Algaroba species.

  • No other tree emerged from the watery surface; the ombu, alone in the midst of the unconfined waters, groaned at every shock.

  • In a few moments the gigantic water-spout struck the ombu and enveloped it in its watery folds.