Definition of doornboom
: 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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