stokroos

noun

stok·​roos
ˈstäˌkrüs
plural -es
Africa
: kenaf

Word History

Etymology

Afrikaans (wilde) stokroos, from wild wild + stokroos hollyhock, from Dutch, from stok stick (from Middle Dutch stoc stick, stump, trunk of a tree) + roos rose, from Middle Dutch rose, from Latin rosa

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“Stokroos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stokroos. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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