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

Word History


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

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“Wonderboom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonderboom. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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