kameeldoorn

noun ka·meel·doorn \-ˌdōrn\
variants: less commonly

kameeldoring bush

\-ˌdōriŋ-\ or

kameelthorn

\-ˌthȯrn\

Definition of kameeldoorn

plural

kameeldoorns

also

kameelthorns

Africa

  1. :  any of several acacia trees; especially :  a tall tree (Acacia giraffae) on which the giraffe often browses

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Origin and Etymology of kameeldoorn

kameeldoorn from obsolete Afrikaans kameeldoorn (now kameeldoring), from Afrikaans kameel + obsolete Afrikaans doorn thorn, from Dutch, from Middle Dutch dorn; kameeldoring bush from Afrikaans kameeldoring + English bush; kameelthorn partial translation of Afrikaans kameeldoring; akin to Old English thorn — more at thorn


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