Definition of munguba in English:

munguba

noun

  • A South American silk cotton tree, Pseudobombax munguba (family Bombacaceae).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Walter Bates (1825–1892), naturalist. From Portuguese munguba, monguba, probably from Tupi.

Pronunciation

munguba

/mʌŋˈɡuːbə/