1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 25Aigretje, (..this name was in French transferred from the bird to the crest of feathers which adorned its head.) The Western Province name of a wild-flower.
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 58Agretjie (agrietjie), From the French ‘Aigrette’ and refers to the arrangement of the flowers along the flowering rachis, a fanciful resemblance to the projecting head plumes of an egret. Tritonia undulata.
1970M.R. Levyns inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.I. 221Agretjie,..A small but attractive plant of the family Iridaceae, widespread in the coastal strip of the Western Cape Province from Namaqualand southwards.
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