Definition of msasa in English:

msasa

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Pronunciation: /(ə)mˈsɑːsə
 
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noun

  • A tree of central Africa (especially Zimbabwe), with fragrant white flowers and compound leaves which are crimson and bronze in spring.
    • Brachystegia spiciformis, family Leguminosae
    More example sentences
    • It is - or was - a beautiful little church, nestling among the granite rocks and msasa trees that grow to a great height in that region.
    • The park was particularly beautiful as September can be with the msasas out.
    • In spring the msasa trees flood the countryside with a scarlet and orange display of vivid glory before turning summer green.

Origin

early 20th century: from Shona.

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