uintjie

noun uin·tjie \ˈānchē\

Definition of uintjie

plural

-s

southern Africa

  1. :  the edible corm of various plants especially of the family Iridaceae that when boiled tastes like a chestnut

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Origin and Etymology of uintjie

Afrikaans euntjie, uintjie, a species of Moraea, diminutive of Middle Dutch enioen, eyuun onion, from Latin union-, unio — more at onion


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