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dekriet, noun

Forms:
Also dakriet.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, dek to roof or cover (or dak roof) + riet reed.
Any of several species of grass-like reed of the Restionaceae, used for thatching. See also Tambookie noun sense 2.
[1656 J. Van Riebeeck Daghregister4 July450 bossen deckriet.]
1985 B. Johnson-Barker in Wynboer June 72He remembered building it..: cutting the dekriet near to where three men now lay in the shade and circulated wine and wisdom.
Any of several species of grass-like reed of the Restionaceae, used for thatching.

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