aar, noun

Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, transferred use of Dutch aar contracted form of ader vein.
obs.
An underground watercourse, often indicated on the surface by greener or stronger plant growth.
1872 E.J. Dunn in A.M.L. Robinson Sel. Articles from Cape Monthly Mag. (1978) 40On the road..we are quite amazed at the number of ‘water aars’ that traverse the country in all directions — some marked by lines of bushes, others by low ridges of black rock.
1920 F.C. Cornell Glamour of Prospecting 74In the stone-strewn aars that are a feature of this country these little birds take advantage of their marvellous protective colouring.
An underground watercourse, often indicated on the surface by greener or stronger plant growth.

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