- Adansonia digitata
- monkey-bread tree
Other Word Forms of Baobab
Origin of Baobab
New Latin bahobab possibly from North African Arabic būḥibab fruit of many seeds from Arabic ’abū ḥibāb source of seeds ’ab father, source ℵb in Semitic roots ḥibāb pl. of ḥabb seed
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Arabic بو حباب (būħibāb, “father of many seeds”), from ابو (’abū, “father”) + حب (ħabb, “seed”).
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