AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, huil weep + boom tree; see quotation 1966.
The deciduous shrub or tree Peltophorum africanum of the Fabaceae, with acacia-like foliage and dense, erect sprays of yellow flowers; African wattle, see Africanadjective1 sense 1 b i; huilbos.
1961Palmer & PitmanTrees of S. Afr. 175This beautiful deciduous tree is found in the dry bush country of the northern and eastern Transvaal, Swaziland, Portuguese East Africa, Rhodesia, and Angola...The huilboom often has a stout, crooked or forked trunk which..gives the tree a gnarled..appearance.
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