noun won·der·boom \ˈvändə(r)ˌbüm\

Definition of wonderboom



  1. :  a fig (Ficus pretoriae) with fruits borne in the leaf axils of the terminal branchlets that is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical Africa

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Origin and Etymology of wonderboom

Afrikaans, literally, wonder tree, from Middle Dutch, from wonder + boom tree; akin to Old English wundor wonder and Old High German boum tree — more at wonder, beam

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a brief usually trivial fact

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