abanga

See also: Abanga

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

"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.

NounEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 12 December 2013, at 20:01