rooibos tea

noun roo·i·bos tea \ ˈrüēˌbäs- \
variants: or rooibosch tea \-sh-\

Definition of rooibos tea

:a beverage that is made from a southern African shrub (Aspalathus cedarbergensis) of the family Leguminosae

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Origin and Etymology of rooibos tea

partial translation of Afrikaans rooibostee (formerly spelled rooiboschtee), from rooibos, the shrub from which it is made (from rooi red + bos bush, from Middle Dutch busch, bosch bush forest) + tee tea


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