essenwood, noun

Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Partial translation of Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch) essenhout.
essenhout. Also attributive.
1891 R. Smith Great Gold Lands 179Essen-wood, the South African ash (Eckebergia capensis).
1910 J. Buchan Prester John 134The wood was now getting like that which clothed the sides of the Berg. There were tall timber trees — yellowwood, sneezewood, essenwood, stinkwood.
1965 P. Baragwanath Brave Remain 3He made for the dark-leaved essenwood tree where he knew he would have dense shade, no matter how hot the sun became.
essenhout. Also attributive.

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