abanga

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

"Name given by the negroes in the island of St. Thomas" - Webster, 1913

  • Note This editor has not yet been able to identify the exact plant intended. The name may have origins in the Fang language of Gabon.

Noun[edit]

abanga (plural abangas)

  1. A West Indian palm; also the fruit of this palm, the seeds of which are used as a remedy for diseases of the chest.

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