Definition of ambatch in English:

ambatch

noun

  • A tropical African tree of the pea family, with light spongy timber that is used for rafts and floats.

    • ‘The ambatch float remained perfectly stationary upon the surface.’
    • ‘He held the loose coils of rope attached to the ambatch buoy.’
    • ‘There are high precipices that are backed by the papyrus and ambatch swamps that form the delta of the Kagera River.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: of Ethiopic origin.

Pronunciation:

ambatch

/ˈambatʃ/