noun. African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread.
- monkey bread
- angiospermous tree
- monkey-bread tree
- sour gourd
- flowering tree
- Adansonia digitata
Example sentences of the word baobab
A 2009 review in “Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition” confirmed that studies showed baobab products to be significant sources of vitamin C and calcium, with antioxidant effects.
2. Noun, singular or mass
The baobab tree has adapted its stems to catch every bit of water it can, from morning dew to summer downpours.