Sentence Examples


  • It is related closely to the famous baobab of tropical Africa.
  • On the hills the baobab and hyphaene palm are characteristic; on the plateau are stretches of open savanna, and park-like country with clumps of silk cotton and shea-butter trees.
  • The forest vegetation, largely confined to the "Isle of Isles" and the southern uplands, includes the Adansonia (baobab), which in the Fazogli district attains gigantic proportions, the tamarind, of which bread is made, the deleb palm, several valuable gum trees (whence the term Sennari often applied in Egypt to gumarabic), some dyewoods, ebony, ironwood and many varieties of acacia.
  • On the plateau many forms common elsewhere in East Africa, such as the Borassus palm and the baobab tree, are missing.
  • These are generally unproductive, and covered with stunted wood; but the lower country is fertile, and] finely clothed with the baobab, the tamarind and various valuable fruit-trees.

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