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Definition of "combretum" []

  • Any of numerous shrubs or small trees of the genus Combretum having spikes of small flowers. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "combretum" in a sentence
  • "Myrtles, too, mingled their foliage with wild limes, their branches twined with flowering parasites, as the climbing _combretum_, with its long flame-like clusters, convolvuli, with large white blossoms, and the beautiful twin-leaved bauhinia."
  • "Drawn to freshly growing vegetation that sprouts during the rainy season, the giraffes can be seen in herds of 10 or 15, wrapping 45cm black tongues around thorny acacia trees and combretum bush."
  • "Drawn to freshly growing vegetation that sprouts during the rainy season, the giraffes can be seen in herds of 10 or 15, wrapping 18-inch black tongues (45-centimeter black tongues) around thorny acacia trees and combretum bush."
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