kersbos, noun1

Also kaersbosch, kerzbosch.
Afrikaans, Dutch, Show more Afrikaans, kers (from Dutch kaars) candle + bos (from Dutch bosch) bush.
Bushman’s candle.
1890 A. Martin Home Life 60The Kerzbosch, or candle-bush, a stunted, thorny plant, if lighted at one end when in the green state, will burn steadily just like a wax candle.
1913 J.J. Doke Secret City 160Stoffel suggested torches made of such inflammable herbs as the kaersbosch and other materials of a like nature.
1955 L.G. Green Karoo 133Kersbos burns steadily like a wax candle if lighted when green. It is often used as a torch for burning off the prickly pear thorns.
Bushman’s candle.
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