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katjiepiering, noun

Forms:
catch-peeren, catjepiringShow more Also catch-peeren, catjepiring, katjepeerang, katjepeering, katjepiering, katjepiring, kæzschebyring.
Origin:
Afrikaans, MalayShow more Afrikaans, katjie kitten + piering saucer (adaptation of Malay katja-piring, kachapiring literally ‘glass saucer’: the gardenia).
Any of several species of Gardenia with sweetly-scented flowers, including G. jasminoides, G. thunbergia, and G. florida; the wood of these shrubs. See also Cape jasmine (Cape sense 2 a).
1731 G. Medley tr. of P. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H. II.There is a Shrub at the Cape, transplanted from Madagascar, which is call’d, by the Natives of that Island, Kæzschebyring; and such is the Name ’tis known by among the Cape-Europeans.
1972 Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. V. 120Gardenia. Katjiepiering. Genus of evergreen shrubs..which bear sweetly scented white flowers.
Any of several species of Gardenia with sweetly-scented flowers, including G. jasminoides, G. thunbergia, and G. florida; the wood of these shrubs.

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