monkey-bread tree

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Synonyms for monkey-bread tree

African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread

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Baobabs have been given many names: calabash, cream of tartar, sour gourd, monkey-bread tree, "the elephant of plants," elephant tree, a "botanical monster," "Africa's weirdest tree," and "symbol of untamed Africa.
Her new large-format photographs of English trees recall the gnarled monkey-bread trees in Baobab, which in turn strangely echo the hulking, almost druidic forms of derelict military listening devices in Sound Mirrors.