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geeldikkop, noun

Forms:
Formerly also gheel dikop.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, geel yellow + dikkop see dikkop.
Pathology
Tribulosis, a disease of sheep caused by the ingestion of any of several species of Tribulus of the Zygophyllaceae (particularly T. terrestris, see dubbeltjie noun2 sense a) in a wilted state, and which is characterized by intense jaundice, and swelling of the head and face; dikkop sense 2 b. Also attributive.
1897 F. Macnab On Veldt & Farm 231There is another complaint which is very deadly among sheep, called Gheel Dikop. It commences with large swellings about the head, and the animal generally dies at last of suffocation.
1981 [see dubbeltjie noun2].
Tribulosis, a disease of sheep caused by the ingestion of any of several species of Tribulus of the Zygophyllaceae (particularly T. terrestris, see dubbeltjienouna) in a wilted state, and which is characterized by intense jaundice, and swelling of the head and face; dikkop2 b. Also attributive.

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