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sambo (1)

[cf. Gul sombo red sweet potato, from Kpelle sombo sweet potato (Turner 1949: 201) cf. Port. sambo arvore africana DEP; cf. DJE sambo arvore africana DEP; cf. DJE sambo (Cleome sp.) "prob. from sambo in ref. to ... great Root ... of a white brown colour"] n. a plant, Cleome pentaphylla , used medicinally: 1889 Boiled, it forms an excellent vegetable. Its leaves per se heal sores (Gardner 364). cf. WILD MUSTARD

Tags: bush medicine, food, noun, plant

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Last update: 2011-11-02 22:20
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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