Definition of spekboom in English:

spekboom

Line breaks: spek|boom
Pronunciation: /ˈspɛkbʊəm/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

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

Origin

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

More definitions of spekboom

Definition of spekboom in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody