Gumbo Limbo Wiki - What is the gumbo-limbo?
What does the word gumbo-limbo mean? Find synonyms, antonyms and the meaning of the word gumbo-limbo in our free online dictionary! Find words starting with gumbo-limbo and anagrams of gumbo-limbo.
Definitions of "gumbo-limbo"
- An aromatic, resinous tree (Bursera simaruba) of Florida, Central America, and the West Indies, having compound leaves and small white flowers. noun
- A tropical American tree (Bursera simaruba) yielding a reddish resin used in cements and varnishes. noun
- Same as Jamaica or West Indian birch (which see, under birch). noun
- tropical American tree yielding a reddish resin used in cements and varnishes noun
The word "gumbo-limbo" in example sentences
Dad and I helped Sharkey out of the wagon, then tied Jewel to the old gumbo-limbo tree.. [BLOWN AWAY!]
I stopped by the trunk of a gumbo-limbo and pointed to the smooth bark, which was scarred with scratches.. [BLOWN AWAY!]
A huge limb broke off from the gumbo-limbo tree and fell in our path.. [BLOWN AWAY!]
Jewel was tied up with a thick rope to a gumbo-limbo tree, while Rudy was checking out the landscape, sniffing and smelling every bush.. [BLOWN AWAY!]
Then, spitting and yowling, it ran up the nearer of the two gumbo-limbo trees.. [Black Caesar's Clan : a Florida Mystery Story]
Evidently, the trail had its ending at that screen of vineleaves draped between two giant gumbo-limbo trees at the lawn's verge.. [Black Caesar's Clan : a Florida Mystery Story]
Coldly, she turned away, and crossed to where the collie was beginning to weary of his fruitless efforts to climb the shinily smooth bark of the giant gumbo-limbo.. [Black Caesar's Clan : a Florida Mystery Story]
I don’t know how long I was out cold, but in the early hours of the morning I awoke and found myself cradled in the broken bough of a tall gumbo-limbo tree.. [BLOWN AWAY!]