barboon, boer-boenShow more Also barboon, boer-boen, boerbon, boereboon, boorbon, bourbon, burben.
South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, boer (applied to indigenous plants and animals) + boon bean; probably so named because the seeds were widely used by Dutch colonists as a foodstuff and in making a coffee-like beverage.
Any of several species of tree of the genus Schotia of the Fabaceae, especially S. afra, an evergreen flowering tree which produces pods of edible seeds resembling broad beans; these seeds; boer-bean2 a; boerboom; boerboontjie1; Cape walnut sense (b), see Cape2 a. Also attributive.
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