DSAE test file

boer-bean, noun

AfrikaansShow more Partial translation of Afrikaans boerboon, see boerboon.
1. obsolete. In full boer-bean tree: the coral tree or (offensive) kaffirboom. Also attributive.
1906 B. Stoneman Plants & their Ways 38What protects the bud in Erythrina (Boer bean tree)?
a. boerboon.
1951 N.L. King Tree-Planting 71Schotia brachypetala (Boerbean), A much-branched tree found in dry scrub forest in eastern Cape, Natal, Zululand and Transvaal. Bears clusters of bright scarlet flowers on the stem or branches.
1991 C. Urquhart in Weekend Post 16 Mar. (Leisure) 1A tree which grows on his farm — the boerbean.
b. With distinguishing epithets designating particular species of boer-bean, as bush boer-bean, dwarf boer-bean, Karoo boer-bean, weeping boer-bean: see quotations. Also attributive.
1983 K.C. Palgrave Trees of Sn Afr. 275Schotia afra..Karoo boer-bean...Schotia brachypetala..Weeping boer-bean.
1989 Conserva July 23She writes of the tree in her garden — a boerboon (Schotia brachypetala, the weeping boer-bean) which she planted.
the coral tree or (offensive) kaffirboom. Also attributive.
see quotations. Also attributive.

Visualise Quotations

Quotation summary