The scenery was varied by thickets of mimosas, with here and there a baobab or a tamarisk.
“Mowana” is the South African synonym for the “baobab” (Adansonia digitata).
Neither Winthrope nor Blake was in sight when she reached the baobab, and neither appeared, though she delayed supper until dark.
They followed close after Blake, around the monstrous bole of the baobab.
When all had drunk their fill of the clear cool water, Blake took up his club and walked straight across to the baobab.
Oh, but you surely will not stay so far from the baobab to-night!
Groping and stumbling, the two felt their way to the baobab, and Miss Leslie pushed Winthrope headlong through the entrance.
At the baobab she turned and gazed back along the cliff edge.
In the little house of the baobab, the attic was full of these glorious trophies.
But Blake was under the baobab, raking together a heap of rubbish.
1630s, from Medieval Latin bahobab (1590s), apparently from a central African language.