doornboom

noun
doorn·​boom | \ ˈdu̇rnˌbüm \
plural -s

Definition of doornboom

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

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History and Etymology for 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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“Doornboom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doornboom. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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