Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of afara in English:
A tall West African hardwood tree with a characteristic shape resembling a pagoda. Also called limba.
- Terminalia superba, family Combretaceae
- You might not have heard of the West African tree called limba (also widely known as afara and korina).
- The tree crops planted in Nigeria are Gmelina arborea, teak, opepe, and white afara.
- The parenchyma in this species is much less visible than in Afara but otherwise they are very similar in structure.
1920s: from Yoruba.
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