one of the primitive ungulate mammals of the extinct order Pantodonta, from the Paleocene and Eocene epochs, having a massive body and short legs.
(in an early Christian church) a raised desk, or either of two such desks, from which the Gospels or Epistles were read or chanted. Historical Examples I’ll go if you can let me, because—oh, I’ve got to say it, ambo! The Book of Susan Lee Wilson Dodd The ambo had two ascents—one from the east, […]
. Historical Examples This effect is only produced when two substances are present, the amboceptor or immune body and the complement. Alcoholic Fermentation Arthur Harden Therefore it is difficult to standardize the serum to get a proper amount of amboceptor for the complement present. The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey The pathologist would probably […]
. Historical Examples The sultans of Ternate, Tidor, and Amboina were especially powerful, and the islands they ruled the most rich and productive. A History of the Philippines David P. Barrows However, Carleton again pressed for the punishment of the perpetrators of “the foule and bloody act” of Amboina. History of Holland George Edmundson Once […]
- Amboina wood
the hard, heavy wood of a tree, Pterocarpus indicus, of southern Asia, having a curly or mottled grain. the tree itself.