kareeboom, noun

South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, karee (see karee noun2) + boom tree.
karee noun2 sense 1 a i.
1835 A. Smith Diary (1940) II. 110Rus lancea, or karreeboom.
a1858 J. Goldswain Chron. (1949) II. 97One of my sons said that he beleved that (they were) under th(e) creayboumb.
1907 T.R. Sim Forests & Forest Flora 5The higher ground there is devoid of tree vegetation except occasional Karee-boom (Rhus lancea).
1910 J. Angove In Early Days 157The kareeboom is a kind of willow, but the wood, which is red, is harder and tougher.
1942 S. Cloete Hill of Doves 21A place embowered by trees: the wild bush trees..thorns, karree booms, willows and wild olives.
1947 H.C. Bosman Mafeking Rd (1969) 121The berries of the karee-boom (Oom Schalk Lourens said)..may not make the best kind of mampoer that there is.
1951 N.L. King Tree-Planting 70Rhus lancea (Kareeboom): A small tree with graceful drooping foliage.
1961 Palmer & Pitman Trees of S. Afr. 290The kareeboom is a drought and frost resistant tree, and grown on chalky, or sandy soil, as well as in deep rich earth.
1971 L.G. Green Taste of S.-Easter 54Local craftsmen seem to have found tables difficult though the reddish kareeboom was selected for a few rare specimens.
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