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.
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.
If it were but beautiful I should recommend the ombu to poets who profess to prefer the Beautiful to the Useful.
The ombu is the marvel of the Pampas, the sole tree which the locust refuses to touch.
But you should see M. Thays doing the honours of the ombu and the palo borracho.