Adansonia digitata

Adansonia digitata
Adansonia Ad`an*so"ni*a, n. [From Adanson, a French botanist.] (Bot.) A genus of great trees related to the Bombax. There are two species, {Adansonia digitata}, the baobab or monkey-bread of Africa and India, and {Adansonia Gregorii}, the sour gourd or cream-of-tartar tree of Australia. Both have a trunk of moderate height, but of enormous diameter, and a wide-spreading head. The fruit is oblong, and filled with pleasantly acid pulp. The wood is very soft, and the bark is used by the natives for making ropes and cloth. --D. C. Eaton. [1913 Webster] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Adansonia digitata — Baobab africain Pour les articles homonymes, voir Baobab …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Adansonia digitata — taxobox name = Adansonia digitata image caption = Baobab tree in Tanzania status = secure regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Malvales familia = Malvaceae genus = Adansonia… …   Wikipedia

  • Adansonia digitata — Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum Afrikanischer Affenbrotbaum (Adansonia digitata) Systematik Ordnung: Malvenartige (Malvales) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Adansonia digitata — tikrasis baobabas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bombakmedinių šeimos augalas (Adansonia digitata), paplitęs Afrikoje, Arabijos pusiasalyje, kituose atogrąžų kraštuose auginamas. Naudojamas gėrimams gaminti, sėklos valgomos. atitikmenys:… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Adansonia digitata — Monkey bread Mon key bread , n. (Bot.) The fruit of the {Adansonia digitata}; also, the tree. See {Adansonia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adansonia digitata — Baobab Ba o*bab (b[=a] [ o]*b[a^]b or b[aum] [ o]*b[a^]b), n. [The native name.] (Bot.) A gigantic African tree ({Adansonia digitata}), also naturalized in India. See {Adansonia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adansonia digitata — ID 1212 Symbol Key ADDI3 Common Name baobab Family Bombacaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution PR Growth Habit Tree Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Adansonia digitata — noun African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread • Syn: ↑baobab, ↑monkey bread tree • Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Adansonia …   Useful english dictionary

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