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gousblom, noun

Forms:
Formerly also goudsbloem, gousbloom.
Plurals:
gousblomme /ˈxəʊsblɔmə/.
Origin:
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.
1822 W.J. Burchell Trav. 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.
1989 Your 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.
Any of several plant species of the Asteraceae with daisy-like flowers, especially those of the genera Arctotis and Gazania; also called botterblom.

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