Definition of miombo in English:

miombo

(also miomba, myombo)

Pronunciation /mɪˈɒmbəʊ/

noun

  • Any of several trees of the genus Brachystegia (family Caesalpiniaceae (Leguminosae)) of tropical Africa. Also: open woodland dominated by these and related trees, especially in Tanzania.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James A. Grant (1827–1892), explorer in Africa. From Swahili myombo, muyombo from Nyamwezi myombo (plural miombo).