doemela-klontjie, noun

Forms:
Also dumily-klontje, duminy klontjie.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, doemela (unknown) + klontjie a small lump (of sugar).
A traditional boiled sweet, flavoured with aniseed. Also elliptical doemela.
1947 L.G. Green Tavern of Seas 72There were burnt almonds, bossuiker (a sort of sugar-stick), the aniseed flavoured dumily-klontjes and almond rock.
1968 K. McMagh Dinner of Herbs 4There were duminy klontjies, there were sugar sticks.
1971 B. Taute in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. IV. 615The culinary heritage includes sweets such as ‘doemela-klontjies’ (boiled, pulled, crisp sweets delicately flavoured and coloured).
1973 Fair Lady 26 Dec. 120The old wakis was filled to the brim with soet- and rooi-bolus koekies; and there were doemalas — delicious, pepperminty home-made sugar sticks.
A traditional boiled sweet, flavoured with aniseed. Also ellipticaldoemela.
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