Definition of msasa in English:

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Pronunciation: /(ə)mˈsɑːsə/


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.
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.


Early 20th century: from Shona.

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