wol·​ve·​boon | \ ˈvȯlvəˌbün \
plural -s

Definition of wolveboon

: a small southern African tree or shrub (Toxicodendrum capensis) of the family Euphorbiaceae with very poisonous foliage

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History and Etymology for wolveboon

Afrikaans, literally, wolf bean, irregular from Middle Dutch wolf + boon, bone bean; akin to Old English wulf wolf and Old High German bōna bean

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“Wolveboon.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wolveboon. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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