hoender, noun

Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch hoenders (plural of hoen fowl).
1. ‘A domestic fowl’, in the Special Combinations
hoenderpoot /-puət/ slang, also hoenderpoort [Afrikaans, poot foot; so called because the leaf supposedly resembles the foot of a chicken], dagga noun2 sense 1;
hoenderspoor /-spuə(r)/ [Dutch, spoor track, trail; so called because parts of the plant resemble a chicken’s footprint], the tree Scolopia zeyheri of the Flacourtiaceae;
hoenderspoorkaree, see karee noun2 sense 2.
1952 Drum Sept. 12Scientifically known as Indian hemp, dagga..is known in the slang as..‘zol’..‘bangi’..hoenderpoort..‘boom’.
1963 L.F. Freed Crime in S. Afr. 207Dagga..was known to them by a variety of names, such as..‘bambalacha’, ‘hoenderpoot’,..‘pot’, or just plain ‘reefer’.
1843 J.C. Chase Cape of G.H. 160Hoenderspoor,..General Height without branches..12 to 14 ft.
a. The flesh of a domestic fowl: chicken.
1890 [see sense b below].
1972 L.G. Green When Journey’s Over 134Hoender..roasted in a pot until it falls apart and comes out devoid of flavour.
1985 J. Cloete in S.-Easter Oct.Nov. 17When everybody else now eats Kentucky Fried, I stick to hoender, thank you.
1990 Style June 79Darryl started making cracks about eating hoender which Caroline didn’t find funny.
b. combinations
hoenderkerrie /-ˌkeri/ [Afrikaans, kerrie curry], chicken curry ;
hoenderpastei /-pasˈteɪ/ [Afrikaans, pastei pie], chicken pie .
1913 D. Fairbridge Piet of Italy 292There is hoenderkerrie and rice for dinner, and pumpkin fritters with cinnamon to follow.
1890 A.G. Hewitt Cape Cookery 15Chicken Pie. Hoender Pastei. Make a nice puff-paste, line the pastei pan and put in the stewed fowl.
1957 L.G. Green Beyond City Lights 9The hoenderpastei..is the dish which is the special pride of the old Cape districts, a chicken pie with a difference..the crushed coriander seeds and wine..the lean pork and herbs, the blade of mace..the puff pastry.
1972 E. Prov. Herald 15 Nov. 12Do you like roast beef and Yorkshire pudding? Or turkey and cranberry sauce? Or hoenderpastei and geelrys?
The flesh of a domestic fowl: chicken.
, chicken curry
, chicken pie
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