slang·​kop | \ ˈslaŋˌkäp \
plural -s

Definition of slangkop

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

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History and Etymology for slangkop

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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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