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baobab Tropical tree native to Africa. It has a stout trunk containing water storage tissue, and short, stubby branches with sparse foliage. Fibre from its bark is used for rope. Its gourd-like fruit is edible. Height: to 18m (60ft); trunk diameter: to 12m (40ft). Family Bombacaceae; species Adansonia digitata.
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baobab See ADANSONIA.
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