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A tree of central Africa (especially Zimbabwe), with fragrant white flowers and compound leaves which are crimson and bronze in spring.
- ‘The land climbs from the hot parklands of these two river valleys up through small farming areas to a central plateau of msasa and mopane savanna woodland.’
- ‘It is - or was - a beautiful little church, nestling among the granite rocks and msasa trees that grow to a great height in that region.’
- ‘The park was particularly beautiful as September can be with the msasas out.’
- ‘The msasas are beginning to turn.’
- ‘In spring the msasa trees flood the countryside with a scarlet and orange display of vivid glory before turning summer green.’
Early 20th century: from Shona.
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