boerboontjie, noun

Also boerboontje, bourboontjie.
South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, boerboon + diminutive suffix -ie.
1. obsolete. boerboon.
1831 S. Afr. Almanac & Dir. 84Bosche Bourboontjie.
1848 C.J.F. Bunbury Jrnl of Res. at Cape of G.H. 101The Boerboontjes (Schotia speciosa) a leguminous shrub with beautiful scarlet flowers growing in clusters out of the old wood.
2. A variety of broad bean.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 73Boerboontjes, In the Midlands a variety of broad bean is so named.
1970 C. De Villiers Informant, BloemfonteinBoerboontjies are tasty in soup.
A variety of broad bean.
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