butter-tree, noun

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Afrikaans
The botterboom (sense a), Tylecodon paniculatus.
1822, 1844 [see botterboom].
1972 S. Afr. Garden & Home Oct. 26The ‘butter-tree’ (Cotyledon paniculata), the wild sweetpea, elephant’s foot and many, many others.
1987 T.F.J. Van Rensburg Intro. to Fynbos 22Along the West Coast the vegetation is much sparser. Shrubs such as..the butter-tree (Cotyledon paniculata) are found here.
The botterboom (sense a), Tylecodon paniculatus.

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