Definition of waterblommetjie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvɑːtəˌblɒməki/

noun (plural waterblommetjies)

South African term for water hawthorn.
Example sentences
  • Add waterblommetjies and mix carefully to not break the waterblommetjies to much whilst stirring.
  • Here on South Africa's Western Cape, waterblommetjie enjoys the culinary elevation we afford to asparagus.
  • Indigenous waterblommetjies, which are tuberous rhizomes, are excellent specimens for ponds.


1950s: Afrikaans, literally 'little water flower'.

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