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Adansonia  n.  (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.

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... the sun's luster, catching in their flight bees and grasshoppers. On the treetops resounded the screams of the green parrot, and at times there reached them sounds as though of silvery bells, with which the small green-gray birds hidden under Adansonia ...
— In Desert and Wilderness • Henryk Sienkiewicz

Words linked to "Adansonia" :   dilleniid dicot genus, genus Adansonia, Adansonia gregorii, monkey-bread tree, family Bombacaceae, sour gourd, baobab, cream-of-tartar tree

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