Definition of ambatch in English:


Line breaks: am|batch
Pronunciation: /ˈambatʃ


A tropical African tree of the pea family, with light spongy timber that is used for rafts and floats.
  • Aeschynomene elaphroxylon, family Leguminosae
More example sentences
  • 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.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day noisome
Pronunciation: ˈnɔɪs(ə)m
having an extremely offensive smell