kajatenhout, noun

Forms:
coyatte hout, Kajate’houtShow more Also coyatte hout, Kajate’hout, kehatenhout.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, kajaten (see kiaat) + hout wood.
obs.
kiaat.
1801 J. Barrow Trav. I. 339Catalogue of Useful Woods...Coyatte hout...Tough. [Uses:] Staves for butter firkins.
1862 L. Pappe Silva Capensis 29Atherstonea Decussata (Cape Teak, or Kajatenhout)...This tree grows 20–25 feet high.
1907 T.R. Sim Forests & Forest Flora 6Of trees which are endemic to the Eastern Conservancy, Umtiza..and Kajatenhout..are the only ones of economic importance.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 245Kajatenhout, Strychnos Atherstonei. See Cape teak.
1917 R. Marloth Dict. of Common Names of Plants 44Kajate’hout (Cape teak)...Wood used for assegais, etc.
[1921 H.J. Mandelbrote tr. of O.F. Mentzel’s Descr. of Cape of G.H. I. 123The pulpit is formed of East Indian Chiaten wood.]
1921 D.E. Hutchins in T.R. Sim Native Timbers of S. Afr. 108The stem of Kajatenhout is not wanting in thickness.
1956 Handbk Hardwoods (Forest Prod. Research Lab.) 159Muninga — Pterocarpus angolensis. Other names..kajat, kajatenhout, kiatt (Union of South Africa).
1971 [see kiaat].
kiaat.

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