Definition of afara in English:


Line breaks: afara
Pronunciation: /əˈfɑːrə


  • 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.

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