Meaning of ambatch in English:


Pronunciation /ˈambatʃ/


  • A tropical African tree of the pea family, with light spongy timber that is used for rafts and floats.

    Aeschynomene elaphroxylon, family Leguminosae

    ‘The ambatch float remained perfectly stationary upon the surface.’
    • ‘There are high precipices that are backed by the papyrus and ambatch swamps that form the delta of the Kagera River.’
    • ‘He held the loose coils of rope attached to the ambatch buoy.’


Mid 19th century of Ethiopic origin.