Definition of spekboom in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈspɛkbʊəm/

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  • A South African shrub with succulent leaves, which is used for fodder during times of drought.
    • Portulacaria afra, family Portulacaceae


mid 19th century: from Afrikaans, from spek 'bacon' + boom 'tree'.

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