1790tr. ofF. Le Vaillant’s Trav.II. 305The plain was covered with the mimosa, which the planters name dooren-boom.
a1827D. Carmichael inW.J. HookerBotanical Misc. (1831) II. 281The Doorn boom, a species of Mimosa,..never grows to any considerable height in the open plain, but spreads out like a parasol.
1844J. BackhouseNarr. of Visit 199The country became drier, the grass was short and brown, and many of the hills were besprinkled with Doornboom.
1847J. BarrowAutobiog. Memoir 148We met with a thicket of doornboom, or thorn-tree, a species of mimosa, armed from its summit to the ground with enormous double thorns.
1868L. PappeFlorae Capensis 11Acacia horrida...The demulcent derived from the Doornboom is well known as an article of commerce.
1906F. BlerschHandbk of Agric. 258The doornboom, karoo thorn, or mimosa (Acacia horrida), become injurious by their getting into and spoiling wool and hair.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 150Doornboom, Acacia horrida. A widely distributed tree, covered with large white thorns, growing in large numbers along the banks of Karoo rivers, as well as in the open veld. Though generally spoken of as a mimosa, it is not a true mimosa.
1983T. Baron inFrontline June 29Acacia is your..common or garden doringboom..various species..abound..the eina tree, wag-n-bietjie, gomdoring..haak-en-steek, katdoring, papierdoring, soetdoring, rooi-doring, blinkhaakdoring, drievingerdoring and horingdoring..to name a few.
1988G. Silber inStyle July 31Here is a man who is equally at ease in the company of Oliver Tambo under a doringboom in Lusaka, as he is in the company of Magnus Malan around a campfire in a northern Transvaal hunting lodge.
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