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cancer bush, noun phrase

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AfrikaansShow more Translation of Afrikaans kankerbos, see kankerbos.
Any of several species of shrub of the genus Sutherlandia of the Fabaceae, especially S. frutescens; kankerbos.
Note:
Formerly used medicinally for colds and stomach complaints, and believed to be a cure for cancer.
1888 A. Smith Contrib. to S. Afr. Materia Medica 95Sutherlandia frutescens..Cancer bush. This shrub has been brought forward recently as a remedy for cancer.
1988 M. Branch Explore Cape Flora 22The grey leaves of the cancer bush are split into many leaflets that can fold, and which are also less likely to be damaged by strong winds.
Any of several species of shrub of the genus Sutherlandia of the Fabaceae, especially S. frutescens; kankerbos.

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