na·​boom | \ ˈnäˌbōm \
plural -s

Definition of naboom

: a small tree (Euphorbia ingens) of dry open parts of southern Africa that has erect 4-angled branches which form a broad head suggesting a candelabra

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History and Etymology for naboom

Afrikaans, from Hottentot ngha naboom + Afrikaans boom tree, from Middle Dutch

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“Naboom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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