Gumbo-limbo meaning

gŭmbō-lĭmbō
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An aromatic, resinous, tropical American tree (Bursera simaruba) having compound leaves and small white flowers, often planted as an ornamental.
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A tropical American tree (Bursera simaruba) of the bursera family, having reddish, peeling bark and an aromatic resin used in making glues, varnish, incense, etc.
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A tropical American tree, Bursera simaruba, that yields an aromatic resin used in varnishes etc.
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Origin of gumbo-limbo

  • Perhaps gumbo limbo (possibly of Bantu origin) (Kongo -dimbo birdlime)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition