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How would you explain this Spanish word ‘pombo’ in the context?

 

At the end of the tunnel the cave opens up to light, a small saltwater pool in the jungle. Almost perfectly round, as big across as this bedchamber, with sky straight up, dappled and bright through the branches. Amate trees stood in a circle around the water hole like curious men, gaping because a boy from another world had suddenly arrived in their pool. The pombo trees squatted for a close look, with their knobbly wooden knees poking up out of the water. A tiger heron stood one-legged on a rock, cocking an unfriendly eye at the intruder. San Juan Pescadero the kingfisher zipped back and forth between two perches, crying, “Kill him kill him kill him!”

How would you explain this Spanish word ‘pombo’ in the context?
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For learning: Spanish
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    Hmm, I think pombo is short for "pau-pombo trees," which are tropical plants native to Brazil. Their scientific name is tapirira guianensis.

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