caree, kariShow more Also caree, kari, karré, karrée, karree, karrie, kharee.
KhoikhoiShow more Adaptation of Khoikhoi karré-, care-, kare-, caree-, karree-, or carru- (in Koranna, !gare-b).
i.In full karee tree, occasionally karee wood:any of several evergreen trees of the genus Rhus of the Anacardiaceae, but particularly R. lancea, an evergreen tree with lance-shaped leaves, small berries, and gnarled trunk (resembling a willow), and less frequently R. viminalis; kareeboom; kareehout sense b. Also attributive.See also rosyntjiebos sense (b) (rosyntjie sense 2).
1802W. SomervilleNarr. of E. Cape Frontier (1979) 77The banks are cloathed with wood, but only along the margin of the river, chiefly willow and Karee wood.
1822W.J. BurchellTrav.I. 210The number of Karrée trees growing along the course of the rivulet, give a more pleasing appearance to the Pass.
1834A.G. Bain inA. SteedmanWanderings (1835) II. 248Two large Karee trees, with large pools of rain-water around them.
1846R. MoffatMissionary Labours 2Richly fringed with overhanging willows, towering acacias, and kharee trees and shrubs, umbrageous at all seasons of the year.
1859W.J. Burchell inCape Monthly Mag.V. June 359The karree trees..belong to the rhus genus, all the species of which have trifoliote leaves, and small, clustered berries of an acid, slightly turpentine flavour.
1993F. Van Rensburg inGetaway Nov. 93Several Rhus species: the nana berry Rhus dentata, common taaibos R pyroides and broom karee R erosa, the last-mentioned being a very valuable tree in consolidating the soil.
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 2In the name hoenderspoorkaree (Rhus lancea L.),..‘hoenderspoor’ refers to the..mark on the equipment of the British forces during the Anglo-Boer War. The mark has a resemblance to the spoor of a fowl (Afrikaans hoender).., but its application to this particular species of karee was prompted by the resemblance to the three unequal leaflets of the plant.
1979Star 17 Jan.There are some people who will try to tell you that kareebessies (berries) make the best mampoer but I, personally, would agree with Oom Daan that the best kind is the sort that is made from peaches.
1939S. CloeteWatch for Dawn 23Thrown flesh-side upwards on acacia and kareebos, the crinkled skins of sheep lay drying.
1977Weekend Post 23 Apr. (Suppl.) 5Natural forks were made from the karriebos.
1947H.C. BosmanMafeking Rd (1969) 121Karee-brandy is not as potent as the brandy you distil from moepels or maroelas.
any of several evergreen trees of the genus Rhus of the Anacardiaceae, but particularly R. lancea, an evergreen tree with lance-shaped leaves, small berries, and gnarled trunk (resembling a willow), and less frequently R. viminalis; kareeboom; kareehoutb. Also attributive.
the timber of any of these trees; kareehouta.
The fodder shrub Rhus ciliata; suurkaree (see 2).
The shrub Rhus viminalis. In both senses also called kareebos (see 3).
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