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kalkoentjie, noun

Forms:
calcoon, kalkoentjeShow more Also calcoon, kalkoentje, kalkoontjie, and with initial capital.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, kalkoen turkey + diminutive suffix -ie; see quotation 1936 at sense 1.
1. An orange-throated bird, Macronyx capensis of the Motacillidae; Cape lark, see Cape sense 2 a; cut-throat lark.
Note:
In G.L. Maclean’s Roberts' Birds of Sn Afr. (1993), the name ‘Orangethroated Longclaw’ is used for this species.
1835 T.H. Bowker Journal. 11 JuneShot three Calcoons this morning.
1967 E. Rosenthal Encycl. of Sn Afr. 280Kalkoentjie,..Cape Longclaw..a brown bird of the Pipit and Wagtail family.
2.
a. Any of several flowering plants of the genera Gladiolus and Tritonia (family Iridaceae), with flowers resembling a turkey’s wattle, especially Gladiolus alatus, Tritonia hyalina, T. deusta and T. crocata. b. The plant Sutherlandia microphylla of the Fabaceae.
1906 B. Stoneman Plants & their Ways 198Gladiolus,..‘Painted ladies’ and ‘Kalkoentjes’ belong here. Eighty-one species of this large genus are found in South Africa.
1971 Cape Times 28 Aug. 1The display of cinerarias,..vygies, gousblomme and kalkoentjies would not be a mass of colour till mid-September.
An orange-throated bird, Macronyx capensis of the Motacillidae; Cape lark, see Cape2 a; cut-throat lark.
Any of several flowering plants of the genera Gladiolus and Tritonia (family Iridaceae), with flowers resembling a turkey’s wattle, especially Gladiolus alatus, Tritonia hyalina, T. deusta and T. crocata.
The plant Sutherlandia microphylla of the Fabaceae.

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