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From French boubou, from Wolof mbubb. The bird name is onomatopoeic.
boubou (plural boubous)
- A flowing wide-sleeved robe worn by men in much of West Africa, and to a lesser extent in North Africa.
- Synonym: agbada
- 2007 March 11, Michael Kamber, “A continent away, heartbreak over relatives once seen as lucky”, in The New York Times:
- In Bamako’s thriving market, a group of moneychangers in brightly colored boubous, the traditional robes worn here, said that Moussa Magassa, who owns the house in the Bronx where his family and the Soumares lived and who lost five children in the blaze, stopped by once or twice a year on his trips home to Mali and was well known in the community.
- Any of certain species of birds in the bushshrike genus Laniarius.
bird of the genus Laniarius
- brubru (“bird in the bushshrike family of the species Nilaus afer”)
- boubou (clothing) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Laniarius on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Laniarius on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
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boubou m (plural boubous)
- boubou (African robe)
- → English: boubou
- “boubou”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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