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vygie, noun

Forms:
vijge, vijgenShow more Formerly also vijge, vijgen, vijgie.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Afrikaans, ‘little fig’, vyg abbreviation of South African Dutch vygebosch (see preceding entry) + diminutive suffix -ie.
Any of several species of succulent flowering plants of the Mesembryanthemaceae, especially of the genera Mesembryanthemum, Lampranthus, Stoeberia, and Dorotheanthus; mesem; vygebosch. Also attributive. See also bokbaai vygie, skilpadbos (skilpad sense b).
1924 D. Fairbridge Gardens of S. Afr. 105At Kew every weed of the veld seemed to be in blossom in the houses — all labelled with long Latin names which gave them an air of distinction and set them apart from our homely ‘Vygies’ and ‘Buchus’.
1993 Weekend Post 2 Oct. 7Small yellow and orange vygie plants.
Any of several species of succulent flowering plants of the Mesembryanthemaceae, especially of the genera Mesembryanthemum, Lampranthus, Stoeberia, and Dorotheanthus; mesem; vygebosch. Also attributive.

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