huilboom, noun

Origin:
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 African adjective1 sense 1 b i; huilbos.
1961 Palmer & Pitman Trees 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.
1966 C.A. Smith Common Names 253Huilboom (-bos),..An abundance of nectar drips from the flowers and hence conveys the impression of weeping.
1990 M. Oettle in Weekend Post 29 Dec. (Leisure) 7Peltophorum africanum, weeping wattle or huilboom.
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 b i; huilbos.
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