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Babiana, noun

Forms:
Also with small initial.
Origin:
See quotation 1936.
bobbejaantjie. Also attributive.
1821 C.I. Latrobe Jrnl of Visit (Glossary) 397Bavians-blom, Is a name given to various species of Babianas.
1991 D.M. Moore Garden Earth 195Dwarf, drought-tolerant shrubs..are common. So too are plants with underground storage organs (bulbs, corms and rhizomes) such as Haemanthus, Oxalis and Babiana (named after the Afrikaans term for the baboon, bobbejaan, which digs up the corms for food).
bobbejaantjie. Also attributive.

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