A tall West African hardwood tree with a characteristic shape resembling a pagoda. Also called limba.
- Terminalia superba, family Combretaceae
More example sentences
- You might not have heard of the West African tree called limba (also widely known as afara and korina).
- The tree crops planted in Nigeria are Gmelina arborea, teak, opepe, and white afara.
- The parenchyma in this species is much less visible than in Afara but otherwise they are very similar in structure.
1920s: from Yoruba.