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Adansonia

Adansonia
(Science: botany) a genus of great trees related to the bombax. There are two species, a. Digitata, the baobab or monkey-bread of Africa and india, and a. 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.
Origin: From Adanson, a french botanist.


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