plural -s
: a southern African fig marigold (Mesembryanthemum pomeridianum) the young foliage of which is used like spinach

Word History


Afrikaans, literally, fat wick, from vet fat, grease (from Middle Dutch) + kousie wick, from Dutch kousje, diminutive of kous stocking, from Middle Dutch couse chausses, from Old French dialect (Picardy) cauce, from Medieval Latin calcea; akin to Old English fǣtt fat

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“Vetkousie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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