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mopane

Line breaks: mo¦pane
Pronunciation: /mɒˈpɑːni/

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(also mopani)

Definition of mopane in English:

noun

A tree found in arid regions of southern Africa, with bitter-tasting leaves that are shaped like butterfly wings and fold together in intense heat.
  • Colophospermum mopane, family Leguminosae

Origin

mid 19th century: from Setswana.

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