spekboom

noun spek·boom \ˈspekˌbüm, -bōm\

Definition of spekboom

plural

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Origin and Etymology of spekboom

Afrikaans, literally, fat tree, blubber tree, from Dutch spek fat, blubber, bacon (from Middle Dutch spec) + boom tree, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German boum tree — more at speck, beam


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