Definition of mobola in English:

mobola

noun

South African
  • In full "mobola plum". Either of two trees of southern Africa, Parinari curatellifolia and P. capensis (family Chrysobalanaceae); the edible plumlike fruit of these trees.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in David Livingstone (1813–1873), explorer and missionary. From a form in a Bantu language; compare Ndebele mbola, Tswana mola, Venda muvhula, etc.

Pronunciation

mobola

/məˈbəʊlə/