karree boom\-ˌbüm, -ˌbōm\ or
Definition of karree
: a plant of the genus Rhus (especially R. viminalis) of southern Africa
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Origin and Etymology of 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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