blombos, noun

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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, blom flower + bos bush.
Any of several species of low coastal shrubs producing a profusion of scented flowers, especially Metalasia muricata of the Asteraceae.
1917 R. Marloth Dict. of Common Names of Plants 13Blombos, Metalasia muricata. One of the most frequent shrubs of the coastal districts.
1924 Off. Yr Bk of Union No. 6, 1923 (Union Office of Census & Statistics) 46The low bush and scrub on the sandy flats is comprised mainly of..the blombos..Metalasia muricata.
1934 C.P. Swart Supplement to Pettman. 46Blombos,..A low shrub growing on the sandy flats is so called on account of its beautiful growth of flowers.
1966 C.A. Smith Common Names 114Blombos(sie), Species of a number of unrelated genera which produce a profusion of white flowers.
1970 M.R. Levyns in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. II. 374Blombos, (Metalasia muricata) Widespread shrub of the family compositae...The flowers are scented and are much favoured by bees in search of honey.
1987 T.F.J. Van Rensburg Intro. to Fynbos 17Among the single stem low shrubs, the blombos (Metalasia spp.), with its dense white, yellow or pink flowers is often striking.
1989 Weekend Post 11 Nov. (Leisure) 4There are always many small plants to catch your attention. Bright blue lobelias, red everlastings and white blombos are a few.
Any of several species of low coastal shrubs producing a profusion of scented flowers, especially Metalasia muricata of the Asteraceae.

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