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ombu

[om-boo] /ɒmˈbu/
noun
1.
a South American tree, Phytolacca dioica, having a thick trunk and large, evergreen leaves.
Origin of ombu
< American Spanish ombú < Guarani umbú
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  • In a few moments the gigantic water-spout struck the ombu and enveloped it in its watery folds.

  • It was the "ombu," which is met with only on the Argentine Plains.

  • No other tree emerged from the watery surface; the ombu, alone in the midst of the unconfined waters, groaned at every shock.

  • I had "Carnival" tied up under the ombu tree in the courtyard.

    Blanco y Colorado William C. Tetley
  • In a few moments the gigantic water-spout struck the ombu, and enveloped it in its watery folds.

  • There are very few wild trees to be seen, except on the highlands an occasional specimen of the ombu or Algaroba species.

  • Since it is impossible to burn the non-existent, you cannot, obviously, have recourse to the ombu to cook your lunch.

    South America To-day Georges Clemenceau
  • If it were but beautiful I should recommend the ombu to poets who profess to prefer the Beautiful to the Useful.

    South America To-day Georges Clemenceau
  • The ombu is the marvel of the Pampas, the sole tree which the locust refuses to touch.

    South America To-day Georges Clemenceau
  • But you should see M. Thays doing the honours of the ombu and the palo borracho.

    South America To-day Georges Clemenceau

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