Definition of waboom in English:

waboom

Line breaks: wa¦boom
Pronunciation: /ˈvɑːbʊəm/

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noun

South African
A protea with large pale yellow flowers and reddish timber.
  • Protea nitida, family Proteaceae

Origin

from South African Dutch wagenboom, literally 'wagon tree', so named by colonists who found the wood suitable for making wheel rims.

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