timbo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Tupian.

Noun[edit]

timbo (plural timbos)

  1. (possibly obsolete) The pacara tree, Enterolobium contortisiliquum.
    • 1889, John Merle Coulter, M.S. Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Joseph Charles Arthur, Botanical Gazette, page 226:
      Among the handsomest trees which I have met is the "Timbo" (Enterolobium timbosa), which grows sometimes to the height of [...]. Half a dozen other species of Enterolobium, all inferior to the Timbo, grow in the Paraguayan forests.
    • 1894, New York Academy of Sciences, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, section on Plants Collected in Paraguay, page 216:
      The host is sometimes called the Timbo, but it is not the true Timbo, which is Enterolobium contortisiliquum.
    • 1916, Alberto B. Martínez, Baedeker of the Argentine Republic:
      At a short distance from the banks of the river Paraguay commences the forest exhibiting its red and white quebrachos, carob-trees, timbos, etcetera. The soil is very rich and in the clearings there are excellent pastures' ...

Guaraní[edit]

Noun[edit]

timbo

  1. smoke

Portuguese[edit]

timbo

Noun[edit]

timbo m (plural timbos)

  1. (Angola, Mozambique) aardvark (Orycteropus afer, a mammal)

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