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bokbaard, noun

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Also bokbaart, and with initial capital.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans (from Dutch boksbaard, bokkebaard), bok goat + baard beard.
1. Any of several unrelated species of plant with flowers or flowering parts resembling the beard of a goat, especially the grass Festuca caprina of the Poaceae (sub-family Pooideae). Also attributive.
1896 Agric. Jrnl of Cape of G.H. in C.A. Smith Common Names (1966) 154An argument with a farmer about bokbaard grass.
[1991 G.E. Gibbs Russell et al. Grasses of Sn Afr. 169Festuca caprina Bokbaardgras.]
2. colloquial. A goatee or tufted beard; bokbaardjie. Also attributive.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 75Bokbaard,..A chin beard like that of a goat.
1982 C. Hope Private Parts 45A bokbaard tapering to an exquisite point adorned his chin.
Any of several unrelated species of plant with flowers or flowering parts resembling the beard of a goat, especially the grass Festuca caprina of the Poaceae (sub-family Pooideae). Also attributive.
A goatee or tufted beard; bokbaardjie. Also attributive.

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