doornboom

noun doorn·boom \ ˈdu̇rnˌbüm \

Definition of doornboom

plural -s
:a southern African thorny shrub or small tree (Acacia horrida) whose bark is used in tanning

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Origin and Etymology of doornboom

obsolete Afrikaans (now doringboom), from obsolete Afrikaans doorn thorn (now doring) (from Middle Dutch dorn) + Afrikaans boom tree, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German dorn thorn & to Old High German boum tree


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