boorie, boriShow more Also boorie, bori, borie, borri.
Dutch, MalayShow more Dutch, from Malay boreh turmeric.
1.Turmeric, the yellow spice derived from the powdered root of the plant Curcuma longa of the Zingiberaceae.
[1798S.H. Wilcocketr. ofJ.S. Stavorinus’s Voy. to E. IndiesII. 136The emperors [in Java] sometimes make criminals condemned to death fight with tigers. In such cases, the man is rubbed with borri, or turmeric.]
1847‘A Bengali’Notes on Cape of G.H. 84The ‘Turmeric’ (bori) is found in quantities in the Stellenbosch district.
[1925H.J. Mandelbrotetr. ofO.F. Mentzel’s Descr. of Cape of G.H.II. 39Among other imports are pepper, ginger, ‘burri-burri’, sugar-candy, castor-sugar, cotton-wool and cotton yarns, wax candles and ‘chiaten’ wood for beams.]
1975G. WestwoodRoss of Silver Ridge 105Make bobotie for lunch...Serve it with yellow rice, that is, rice cooked with sugar, salt, a knob of butter, a handful of raisins and a teaspoon of borrie — that’s what you call turmeric.
1977Oppidan (Rhodes University) Sept. 4Add tomato, 2 teaspoons of masala, 1 teaspoon bori, stir and leave for a minute.
1988F. WilliamsCape Malay Cookbk 8Borrie,..Ground spice obtained from the dried root of a plant related to ginger. It has a slightly bitter taste and care should be taken not to exceed the amount recommended in a recipe...Borrie is..used in curries, pickled fish and sosaties and for colouring yellow rice.
2.Used attributively of vegetables, fruit, and trees with reference to the yellow colour of the flesh or wood, as borriepatat/-paˌtat/, /pə-/ [Afrikaans, patat sweet potato] or borrie sweet potato, and borrie yellow (sometimes simply borrie), lemon wood.
1887A.A. Anderson25 Yrs in WaggonI. 42The Pongola Bush..is a beautiful forest of fine timber...Ebenhout, a sort of ebony; Borrie yellow, Bockenhout, no regular grain; Assagaai, used for spear handles; [etc.].
Turmeric, the yellow spice derived from the powdered root of the plant Curcuma longa of the Zingiberaceae.
Used attributively of vegetables, fruit, and trees with reference to the yellow colour of the flesh or wood, as borriepatat-paˌtatpə-, patat sweet potato or borrie sweet potato, and borrie yellow (sometimes simply borrie), lemon wood.
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