noun \ˈfān-ˌbs\

Definition of FYNBOS

:  a biome of southern coastal South Africa characterized by a diverse richness of endemic plant species (as of the heath, protea, composite, iris, and lily families), by soil that is acidic and nutrient-poor, and by a climate marked by cold wet winters and hot dry summers; also :  the type of vegetation characteristic of this biome

Origin of FYNBOS

Afrikaans, from fyn fine, delicate + bos bush
First Known Use: 1936


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