grysappel, noun

Forms:
Formerly also grijsappel.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, grys grey + appel apple.
mobola.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 199Grijs appel, Parinarum mobola..is so called in the Transvaal.
1932 M.W. Henning Animal Diseases 746 (Swart)Grysappel (Parinarium capense) belongs to the family Rosaceae.
a1936 E.N. Marais Soul of Ape (1973) 76When it was eventually introduced to the two plants mentioned, its confidence had grown to such an extent that it plucked and ate a grysappel without hesitation.
1973 F.J. Veldman in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. VIII. 607Gifblaar.., grysappel (Paranari capense), gousiektebos..and the goorappel..are very similar and are sometimes confused.
mobola.
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