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dubbeltjedoorn, noun

Forms:
Also dobbeltjiedoorn.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, dubbeltje see dubbeltjie noun2 + doorn thorn.
dubbeltjie noun2 sense a. Also attributive.
1905 D. Hutcheon in Flint & Gilchrist Science in S. Afr. 347A small plant called the ‘Dubbeltje Doorn’ — Tribulus Terrestrus Lin. — which springs up luxuriantly after rain, the time when the disease (sc. geeldikkop) becomes most prevalent.
1979 T. Gutsche There Was a Man 301Hutcheon’s men had later identified it with the Dobbeltjiedoorn (little double-thorn) or Tribulus terrestris.
dubbeltjienouna. Also attributive.

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