EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Shona musasa.

NounEdit

msasa (plural msasas)

  1. A tree of Southern Africa, Brachystegia spiciformis. [from 20th c.]
    • 1954, Doris Lessing, A Proper Marriage, HarperPerennial 1995, p. 285:
      From a big msasa tree that shaded the veranda a pigeon was cooing regularly.

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SwahiliEdit

NounEdit

msasa (m-mi class, plural misasa)

  1. sandpaper (paper coated with abrasive material)
  2. a hookthorn tree (Senegalia caffra)