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botterblom, noun

Forms:
Formerly also boter bloem, boterblom.
Plurals:
botterblomme /ˈbɔtə(r)blɔmə/.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans (from Dutch boterbloem), botter butter + blom flower; see quotation 1966.
Any of several species of flowering plants of the Asteraceae, Iridaceae, or Ranunculaceae; now applied especially to species of Gazania, but also to Arctotis and Sparaxis; butter-bloem. Also attributive. See also gazania, gousblom, sparaxis.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 83Boter bloem,..Gazania pinnata var. integrifolia. The flower is yellow, and an infusion of the whole plant is used as a preventative of miscarriage.
1988 M. Branch Explore Cape Flora 14Botterblom sparaxis grows in marshy areas.
Any of several species of flowering plants of the Asteraceae, Iridaceae, or Ranunculaceae; now applied especially to species of Gazania, but also to Arctotis and Sparaxis; butter-bloem. Also attributive.

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