hassagai hout, noun phrase

South African Dutch, DutchShow more South African Dutch, from Dutch hasegaij, hassegaai (see assegai noun) + hout wood.
assegai wood.
1806 J. Barrow Trav. I. 83Hassagai hout (the curtesia-faginea of the Hortus Kewensis) is a beautiful tree.
1810 G. Barrington Acct of Voy. 326Hassagai hout, is a beautiful tree,..and is used for naves, fellies, and spokes of waggon-wheels, and most implements of husbandry. The grain of this wood is somewhat closer and the colour darker than those of plain mahogany.
1815 J. Mackrill Diary. 91Hassagai hout is the Curtisia faginea of the Hortus Kewensis.
1847 J. Barrow Autobiog. Memoir 162Next in size was the yzer, or iron-wood (sideroxylon); hassagai-hout (Curtisia faginea). This beautiful tree is used for the naves and spokes of waggon-wheels.
assegai wood.

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