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Bosjesmansthee, noun

Forms:
Also Bosjesman’s thee, Bosjes-man’s-thé.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, Bosjesmans combining or possessive form of Bosjesman (see Bosjesman) + thee tea.
obs.
Bushman’s tea.
[1837 Ecklon & Zeyher Enumeratio Plantarum Africae 152Methyscophyllum glaucum...Frutex 8–12 pedalis; incolis: Bosjesmansthee.]
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 82Bosjesman’s thee, Catha edulis, Forsk...An infusion of its leaves is used for coughs, asthma, etc. A rare shrub in South Africa known only from the Queenstown and Cathcart districts.
Bushman’s tea.

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