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Definition 1: a lively ballroom dance from Brazil - [noun denoting act]

(samba is a kind of ...) any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom

Definition 2: a form of canasta using three decks of cards and six jokers - [noun denoting act]

(samba is a kind of ...) a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank

Definition 3: music composed for dancing the samba - [noun denoting communication]

(samba is a kind of ...) music to dance to

Definition 4: 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 - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for samba in the sense of this definition

(samba is a kind of ...) a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

(... is a member of samba) small genus of tropical African trees with maplelike leaves

Definition 5: dance the samba - [verb of motion]

(samba is a kind of ...) move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

"My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

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