wolveboon

noun

wol·​ve·​boon
ˈvȯlvəˌbün
plural -s
: a small southern African tree or shrub (Toxicodendrum capensis) of the family Euphorbiaceae with very poisonous foliage

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wolveboon. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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