Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of ambatch in English:
A tropical African tree of the pea family, with light spongy timber that is used for rafts and floats.
- Aeschynomene elaphroxylon, family Leguminosae
- The ambatch float remained perfectly stationary upon the surface.
- There are high precipices that are backed by the papyrus and ambatch swamps that form the delta of the Kagera River.
- He held the loose coils of rope attached to the ambatch buoy.
Mid 19th century: of Ethiopic origin.
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