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bietou, noun

Forms:
bidow, biedouwShow more Also bidow, biedouw, bietouw, bietow, bitou, bitto.
Origin:
Afrikaans, KhoikhoiShow more Afrikaans, from Khoikhoi.
Any of several plants of the Asteraceae, some toxic, others nutritious, especially Chrysanthemoides monilifera and species of Dimorphotheca, and Osteospermum. Also attributive. See also bush-tick berry (bush-tick sense 2).
1831 Cape of G.H. Lit. Gaz. 21 Sept. 224Osteospermum. Bidow.
1988 E. Prov. Herald 6 Feb. 5It is a good thing boug[ainvillea]s apparently do not go rampant in their adopted home like..our bietou (Monilifera chrysanthemoides) in Australia.
Any of several plants of the Asteraceae, some toxic, others nutritious, especially Chrysanthemoides monilifera and species of Dimorphotheca, and Osteospermum. Also attributive.

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