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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. baobab; cream-of-tartar tree;
[syn: Adansonia, genus Adansonia]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Adansonia n 1: baobab; cream-of-tartar tree [syn: Adansonia, genus Adansonia]