Definition of keurboom in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɪəbʊəm/


South African
A small southern African tree which typically bears drooping clusters of scented mauve flowers.
  • Genus Virgilia, family Leguminosae.
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.


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

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