biesie, noun

Forms:
Also biese.
Origin:
Afrikaans
A rush- or reed-like plant. Also attributive.
1933 Star 30 Dec. (Swart)Between these dunes small pools of water are visible, overgrown with healthy-looking ‘biesies’.
1984 T.F.J. Van Rensburg Intro. to Fynbos 6Restios are wiry, reed-like plants (mainly Restionaceae) that occur in leafless, evergreen tussocks. They are often called reeds or ‘biesies’.
A rush- or reed-like plant. Also attributive.

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