cripple-wood, noun

Origin:
South African DutchShow more Translation of South African Dutch kreupelhout, see kreupelhout.
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The kreupelboom (sense a), Leucospermum conocarpodendron.
1731 G. Medley tr. of P. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H. II. 185At the Cape there are but very few Wood-Lice; and they are only seen upon the Cripple-Wood.
1731 G. Medley tr. of P. Kolben’s Present State of Cape of G.H. II. 259Another sort of Trees [sic] at the Cape..is what the Cape-Europeans call Cripple-Wood. These are Dwarf-Trees, with very crooked knotted Branches.
The kreupelboom (sense a), Leucospermum conocarpodendron.

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