Definition of malimbe in English:


Line breaks: ma|limbe
Pronunciation: /məˈlɪmbi


  • A weaver bird of west and central Africa, having black plumage with red on the head or throat.
    • Genus Malimbus, family Ploceidae
    More example sentences
    • The Gola malimbe was not found in the 1989 survey although it has been recorded in the Gola forests before.
    • Black-bellied Seedcracker inhabits the forest edge, while the canopy holds vermillion and black malimbes.
    • There are lots of malimbes there of several species, but unfortunately the endemic Ibadan Malimbe has only rarely been recorded.


1940s: named after the town of Malimbe in Angola.

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