Thursday, January 28, 2010


baobab \ˈbā-ə-ˌbab \ noun: a broad-trunked tropical tree of the silk-cotton family that is native to Africa and has an edible acidic fruit resembling a gourd and bark used in making paper, cloth and rope

Etymology: New Latin bahobab

Weren’t baobabs featured prominently in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince?

1 comment:

Vicki Peter said...

Yes, yes they were! <3 He was afraid they would grow too big and his little planet would disintegrate.