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Boerseep, noun

Forms:
Also Boereseep.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, boer farmer(’s) + seep soap.
Boer soap.
1958 A. Jackson Trader on Veld 26Other items of barter were homemade ‘Boereseep’ (Boersoap) made from the fat or tallow of sheep and a sodium substance extracted from the ubiquitous ‘asbos’.
1980 J. Cock Maids & Madams 223Candles and soap, both had to be made...Often during the evening they would roll and knot wicks in preparation for candle-making next day or cut the ‘Boerseep’ into handy household squares for washing purposes.
Boer soap.

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