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samba (n.)

Brazilian dance of African origin, 1885, Zemba, from Portuguese samba, shortened form of zambacueca, a type of dance, probably altered (by influence of zamacueco "stupid") from zambapalo, the name of a grotesque dance, itself an alteration of zampapalo "stupid man," from zamparse "to bump, crash." As a verb from 1949.

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Definitions of samba
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samba (n.)
large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood;
Synonyms: obeche / obechi / arere / Triplochiton scleroxcylon
samba (n.)
music composed for dancing the samba;
samba (n.)
a lively ballroom dance from Brazil;
samba (n.)
a form of canasta using three decks of cards and six jokers;
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samba (v.)
dance the samba;
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