vetkousie

noun vet·kou·sie \ ˈfetˌkōsē \

Definition of vetkousie

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

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Origin and Etymology of vetkousie

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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