beukenhout, noun

Forms:
Also beukehout.
Origin:
DutchShow more Dutch, beuke beech, beukeboom beech tree + linking phoneme -n- + hout wood.
boekenhout. Also attributive.
1831 S. Afr. Almanac & Dir. 211Felling of Timber: Keurboom and Beukenhout this month, Oak in March or April.
1887 J.C. Brown Management of Crown Forests 237Beukenhout, 2d; Essenhout 2d.
1907 T.R. Sim Forests & Forest Flora 10The kinds which have been worked to any extent are..Sneezewood, Real Yellow-wood, Outeniqua Yellow-wood, Faurea arborea under the name of Beukenhout.
1917 R. Marloth Dict. of Common Names of Plants 11Beukehout, Several species of Faurea, viz. F. saligna (Tr. Rhod.); F. Galpinii (Zoutpansberg); F. speciosa (No.). The Cape beech (Myrsine) is sometimes called Wit.
1944 C.R. Prance Under Blue Roof 74Between the sundial and the rain-gauge towers the giant ruin of a ‘beukenhout’ tree, shaped like a rough-hewn ebony cross.
1966 Cape Times 24 Sept. (Weekend Mag.) 9Some other species have not done well. A beukenhout has pined.
boekenhout. Also attributive.
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