Definition of malambo in English:

malambo

(South African malombo) (also melambo)

noun

  • In full "malambo bark". The aromatic bark of Croton malambo, a tropical South American shrub of the family Euphorbiaceae used in medicine and perfumery.

Origin

Early 19th century. FromBrazilian Portuguese malambo Winter's bark or its etymon South American Spanish malambo (perhaps ultimately from an American Indian or African language).

Pronunciation

malambo

/məˈlambəʊ/