1862‘A Lady’Life at Cape (1963) 79To scamper across these Flats is like riding on the top of a Scotch or Yorkshire moor, and only for the scream of some excited kalkoontjie..the scene is quiet and subdued.
1867E.L. LayardBirds of S. Afr. 120Macronyx Capensis, Swain...Kalkoentje of Colonists, lit. Little Turkey...This handsome lark is common throughout all the open country.
1931R. BolsterLand & Sea Birds 93Orange throated long-claw..Kalkoentjie, Cut-throat lark. The prevailing colour is sufficiently described as brown, mottled and striped above, the orange-red throat with black band below being enough to distinguish it.
1936E.L. GillFirst Guide to S. Afr. Birds 78Cape Longclaw, kalkoentjie, cutthroat lark...The name Kalkoentjie (little turkey) presumably referring to its red throat.
1937M. AlstonWanderings 21Several ‘Kalkoentjes’ or orange-throated long-claws (handsome bird with a bright orange patch on the throat).
1967E. RosenthalEncycl. of Sn Afr. 280Kalkoentjie,..Cape Longclaw..a brown bird of the Pipit and Wagtail family.
2.a.Any of several flowering plants of the genera Gladiolus and Tritonia (family Iridaceae), with flowers resembling a turkey’s wattle, especially Gladiolus alatus, Tritonia hyalina, T. deusta and T. crocata.b.The plant Sutherlandia microphylla of the Fabaceae.
1906B. StonemanPlants & their Ways 198Gladiolus,..‘Painted ladies’ and ‘Kalkoentjes’ belong here. Eighty-one species of this large genus are found in South Africa.
1910D. FairbridgeThat Which Hath Been (1913) 105Flowers bloomed everywhere in the warm sunshine — gladioli, ixias, iris, heaths, every shade of colour, from the crimson kalkoentje to the pure white chincherinchees.
1924D. FairbridgeGardens of S. Afr. 138The Gladiolus which is known locally as kalkoentje.
1928Jrnl of Botanical Soc. of S. Afr.XIV. 9The Kalkoentje-allies contain some species well worthy of mention here. Perhaps the most striking, both in colour and form, is G. orchidiflorus, commonly called Green Kalkoentje.
1929M. AlstonFrom Old Cape Homestead 24As for the irrepressible little kalkoentjes,..they even have the audacity to bob up again after the plough has devastated the land.
1937M. AlstonWanderings 77We found yellow nemesias and a new kalkoentje — Gladiolus namaquensis.
1949Cape Times 13 Sept. 14Fields of gousblom, baby blue flax, lemon and mauve cineraria, lachenalias, blue bobbejantjies, kalkoentjies,..and other veld flowers.
1964J. MeintjesManor House 35The children always accompanied us on our walks to collect wild flowers: kalkoentjies, viooltjies, bobbejaantjies, freesias and the exotic aandblom.
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 270Kalkoentjie, Several species of Iridaceae are known by this name: Tritonia hyalina; T. deusta and T. crocata..: Cormous plants...Gladiolus alatus..a cormous and dwarf species...It was the first of the kalkoentjies of the south western Cape to be named and one of the earliest Cape plants to be figured (1680)...The flowers and sometimes the plants of Sutherlandia microphylla..are also kalkoentjies because the red flowers recall the red wattles of a turkey.
1967E. RosenthalEncycl. of Sn Afr. 280Kalkoentjie,..Name given to a wild flower in the Western Cape and in Namaqualand.
1971Cape Times 28 Aug. 1The display of cinerarias,..vygies, gousblomme and kalkoentjies would not be a mass of colour till mid-September.
An orange-throated bird, Macronyx capensis of the Motacillidae; Cape lark, see Cape2 a; cut-throat lark.
Any of several flowering plants of the genera Gladiolus and Tritonia (family Iridaceae), with flowers resembling a turkey’s wattle, especially Gladiolus alatus, Tritonia hyalina, T. deusta and T. crocata.
The plant Sutherlandia microphylla of the Fabaceae.