plural -s
: either of two southern African plants whose foliage is poisonous to cattle:
: a squill (Urginea burkei)
: a bulbous herb (Ornithoglossum glaucum) of the family Liliaceae

Word History


Afrikaans, from Dutch slang snake (from Middle Dutch slange) + kop head, cup (from Middle Dutch coppe drinking vessel); akin to Old High German slango snake, slingan to wind, twist

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“Slangkop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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