wonderboom

noun
won·​der·​boom | \ ˈvändə(r)ˌbüm \
plural -s

Definition of wonderboom

: 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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History and Etymology for wonderboom

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 9 May. 2021.

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