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brakbos, brakbossie, noun

Forms:
brack-bosch, brak-boschShow more Formerly also brack-bosch, brak-bosch, brak-boschje.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, brak see brak adjective and noun1 + bos, bossie (earlier bosch, boschje, see boschje) bush.
Any of several species of salinaceous plants which flourish in alkaline soil and are palatable to livestock, especially shrubs of the genera Salsola and Atriplex; brak noun1 sense 3; brak-bush. See also ganna sense 1, saltbush sense a.
1824 W.J. Burchell Trav. II. 21The soil..was covered principally with such shrubs and plants as afford alkali: these were the Kanna-bush, and another whose name of Brak-boschjes (Brackish Bushes) indicates that their nature has been well observed by the inhabitants.
1988 [see vygie].
Any of several species of salinaceous plants which flourish in alkaline soil and are palatable to livestock, especially shrubs of the genera Salsola and Atriplex; braknoun3; brak-bush.

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