Definition of Monkey-bread tree

1. Noun. African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread.

Exact synonyms: Adansonia Digitata, Baobab
Terms within: Monkey Bread, Sour Gourd
Group relationships: Adansonia, Genus Adansonia
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monkey-bread Tree

monk's cloth
monk's hood
monk's hoods
monk's pepper
monk seal
monk vulture
monk vultures
monkey's fist
monkey's fists
monkey's puzzle
monkey-bread tree (current term)
monkey-faced owl
monkey-faced owls
monkey B virus
monkey around
monkey bars
monkey boy
monkey boys

Literary usage of Monkey-bread tree

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1. Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa: Being a Journal of an by Heinrich Barth (1896)
"... or sweet potatoes, kuka, the leaves of the monkey bread-tree, ... and the immense monkey bread-tree, with its colossal (now leafless) branches, ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Foliage, bruit and Flower of Monkey- bread Tree (Adansonia digitata). monkey-cup (mung'ki-kup), ยป. A plant of the genus Nepenthes. monkey-engine ..."

3. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"The most renowned of these giants of the savannah is the monkey-bread tree, or baobab, Adansonia digitata, 'a tree that is variously developed, ..."

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