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Kei, noun

Origin:
KhoikhoiShow more Khoikhoi kei sand (used as the name of the river forming the border between the old Cape Province and Transkei).
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Kei apple, also with small initial, the densely spiny shrub or small tree Dovyalis caffra of the Flacourtiaceae; its edible bright yellow fruit; Dingaan’s apricot; also called wild apricot (sense (a) see wild sense a); also attributive;
Kei lily, the red lily Cyrtanthus sanguineus of the Amaryllidaceae; also called fire lily.
1853 E. Armitage in J. Chapman Trav. in Int. (1868) II. 449The Kei apple, or Dingan’s Apricot, invaluable for forming thorny fences and yielding a pleasant fruit.
1989 [see Knysna lily sense b].
2. Also ’Kei, and with small initial. In newspaper captions and headlines: elliptical for a. Transkei (see note at Transkei). b. Ciskei (see Ciskeian adjective). Also attributive.
1979 Voice 23 Sept.Pamphlets flood ’Kei.
1987 City Press (caption)Some of the 1 000s of Ciskeian refugees now living along the roadside in South Africa.
Transkei (see note at Transkei).
Ciskei (see Ciskeianadjective). Also attributive.

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