Bushman’s tea, noun phrase

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South African DutchShow more Translation of South African Dutch Bosjesmansthee, see Bosjesmansthee.
Any of several aromatic shrubs whose leaves are used to make medicinal teas, especially Catha edulis of the Celastraceae and Stachys linearis of the Lamiaceae; Bosjesmansthee; Hottentot tea, Hottentot’s tea, see Hottentot noun sense 6 a.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 100Bushman’s tea, Catha edulis, Forsk. The leaves of this plant when chewed to excess are intoxicating.
1917 R. Marloth Dict. of Common Names of Plants 80Bushman’s Tea, Catha edulis. A tree widely spread in eastern Africa, from Egypt to the Cape...Contains the stimulating alkaloid katine.
1970 M.R. Levyns in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. II. 616Bushman’s-tea, Kaffir tea. (Athrixia phylicoides.) A slender, diffusely branched shrub of the family Compositae, this is confined to bushy places in the eastern parts of South Africa.
1970 M.R. Levyns in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. II. 617Bushman’s-tea, Vaaltee. Dassiebos. Jakob-jong. (Stachys rugosa.) A species belonging to the family Labiatae, it is an erect perennial and grows up to 2 ft. high.
1982 Fox & Norwood Young Food from Veld 149Catha edulis..(Methyscophyllum glaucum). Common names: English — Abyssinian tea, African tea,..Bushmen’s tea, wild tea.
Any of several aromatic shrubs whose leaves are used to make medicinal teas, especially Catha edulis of the Celastraceae and Stachys linearis of the Lamiaceae; Bosjesmansthee; Hottentot tea, Hottentot’s tea, see Hottentotnoun6 a.

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