- A tree, Adansonia digitata (and similar species), native to tropical Africa, having a broad swollen trunk and edible gourd-like hanging fruits.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Ba"o*bab (&?;), n. [The native name.]
(Bot.) A gigantic African tree (Adansonia digitata),
also naturalized in India. See Adansonia.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Ba`obab, a large African tropical tree, remarkable for the girth of
its trunk, the thickness of its branches, and their expansion; its leaves
and seeds are used in medicine.
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