duiweltjie, noun

Forms:
diwilkie, duiveltjeShow more Also diwilkie, duiveltje, duiveltjie, duwweltje, duwweltji, duwweltjie.
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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, etymology dubious: see dubbeltjie noun2.
dubbeltjie noun2. Also attributive.
1894 R. Marloth in Trans. of S. Afr. Phil. Soc. 29 Aug. 9 (Pettman)The little nuts of Tribulus terrestris and T. Zeyheri are armed with strong, sharp spines...The fruitlets of Emex centropodium are quite similar, both having deserved thereby the Dutch designation of ‘Duiveltjes’.
1991 D.M. Moore Garden Earth 196 (caption)Duwweltji (Tribulus terrestris) grows along rivers and in lowlying areas, where its long taproot can draw on water deep in the ground.
dubbeltjienoun. Also attributive.

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