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baobab

(bä`ōbăb', bā`ō–), gigantic tree, Adansonia digitata, of India and Africa, exceeded in trunk diameter only by the sequoia. The hollow trunks of living baobabs have been used for dwellings; rope and cloth are made from the bark and condiments and medicines from the leaves; and the gourdlike fruit (monkey bread) is eaten. Research in the 21st cent. has indicated that the hollow trunks of large trees are in many instances a cavity that is created by the fusion of multiple stems, each of which in some cases is hundreds of years old. The Australian baobab, Adansonia gregorii, is also called boab or sour gourd. In spite of the enormous girth of the trees, they are not particularly tall, and thus have a bottlelike appearance. Baobab is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Malvales, family Bombacaceae.

baobab

a bombacaceous tree, Adansonia digitata, native to Africa, that has a very thick trunk, large white flowers, and a gourdlike fruit with an edible pulp called monkey bread
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There are about 200 Baobab trees in the Governorate of Dhofar, with 15 meters high and nearly two meters trunk diameter while it is double this figure in other parts of the world where they grow and multiply in large numbers in the continent of Africa.
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