[1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 464Tombotieboom,...The vernacular prefix ‘tombotie’, is corrupted from the original native name ‘um Thomboti’, which refers to the caustic properties of the sap and means ‘a poison tree’.]
1970B. DavidsonOld Afr. 213Fragments of drainage timber recovered..have yielded dates between Ad 591 and Ad 702...The wood in question is of tambootie, a tree of great longevity.
1980Fiat Lux May 13Traditionally, tambuti was used by the Zulus in the construction of their huts. Tambuti huts were staked into the ground.
1991Style Apr. 102Use only ironwood for your camp fire. Some wood, like Ntomboti, known as tambotie, can make you very sick.
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