Definition of keurboom in English:

keurboom

Line breaks: keur|boom
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪəbʊəm
 
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noun

South African
  • A small southern African tree which typically bears drooping clusters of scented mauve flowers.
    • Genus Virgilia, family Leguminosae
    More example sentences
    • Gardeners need not hesitate on the choice of tree if the keurboom is on the list; it is a beautiful tree, suitable for both the domestic garden and big landscapes.

Origin

early 18th century: from Afrikaans, from keur 'choice' + boom 'tree'.

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