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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.’
- ‘There are high precipices that are backed by the papyrus and ambatch swamps that form the delta of the Kagera River.’
- ‘He held the loose coils of rope attached to the ambatch buoy.’
Mid 19th century: of Ethiopic origin.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.