karree

noun

kar·​ree
kəˈrē,
-rā
variants or less commonly karree boom
-ˌbüm,
-ˌbōm
or karrooboom
-ˈrüˌb-
plural -s
: a plant of the genus Rhus (especially R. viminalis) of southern Africa

Word History

Etymology

karree from Afrikaans, probably from Hottentot karib; karree boom, karrooboom from Afrikaans karreeboom, from karree + boom tree, from Dutch, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English bēam tree

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“Karree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/karree. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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