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[mass noun] (in Central and East Africa) a fermented drink made from various kinds of grain and fruit:[mass noun] ‘you don't drink anything except cheap pombe’[count noun] ‘I have me a pombe too’
- ‘Nobody had ever stopped by to teach them, but they'd figured it out for themselves and drank a wine they called pombe, made from plantains.’
- ‘The species that was first isolated from a traditional African beer known as pombe.’
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