karree

noun
kar·​ree | \ kəˈrē, -rā \
variants: or less commonly karree boom \ -​ˌbüm , -​ˌbōm \ or karrooboom \ -​ˈrüˌb-​ \
plural -s

Definition of karree

: a plant of the genus Rhus (especially R. viminalis) of southern Africa

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History and Etymology for karree

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 25 Jul. 2021.

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