Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, transferred use of Dutch goudsbloem marigold.
Any of several plant species of the Asteraceae with daisy-like flowers, especially those of the genera Arctotis and Gazania; also called botterblom.See also gazania.
1822W.J. BurchellTrav.I. 229The term Goudsbloem, like too many of the colonial names, is applied gratuitously to various plants, fancied to have a resemblance to the Marygold. Different species of Arctotis have generally been pointed out to me for it, and sometimes a kind of Cotula.
1902H.J. DuckittHilda’s Diary of Cape Hsekeeper 190In September the ground is literally carpeted with endless varieties of gazanias — local name, Gousbloom.
1915D. FairbridgeTorch Bearer 36I went into a field behind the house, and I counted seventeen varieties without moving from one spot...‘Big orange stars. I have seen them in gardens in England –’ ‘Gousbloom – gazanias, I mean –.’
1940M.G. GilbertInformant, Cape Town 6 Aug. 3It is too lovely for words, with masses of ‘gousblom’ and various daisies.
1950Cape Argus 5 Aug. 7Namaqualand’s most famous flower is the large, brilliant yellow gousblom...Smaller varieties of gousblom are seen in many colours. The arctotis, for example, is a more delicate flower.
1957Cape Times 31 July 1Every piece of uncultivated ground splashed with orange, white and yellow of the gousblomme.
1971Cape Times 28 Aug. 1The display of cinerarias, forget-me-nots, daisies, vygies, gousblomme and kalkoentjies would not be a mass of colour till mid-September.
1981S. Afr. Panorama Nov. 49Over the next stony ridge you come upon a field of jubilant gousblomme (galardias).
1988Lubke & La CockVegetation & Ecology of Kwaaihoek (pamphlet)The species found in this community in decreasing order of importance are: Gazania rigens var. uniflora (dune gazania, gousblom).
1989Your Gardening Questions Answered (Reader’s Digest Assoc.) 322Arctotis, Indigenous, bushy annuals and spreading perennials...They produce large, daisy-like flowers in shades of red, orange, pink and white...Also known as gousblom.
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