kersbos, noun2

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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, formed on kersie cherry + bos bush.
Any of various species of shrub of the genus Euclea, especially E. polyandra, and E. tormentosa, an evergreen arborescent shrub. Also attributive, and dimunitive form kersiebos [see -ie].
1966 C.A. Smith Common Names 287Kersiebos, Euclea polyandra...Fruits round,..red when ripe and then resembling cherries.., whence the vernacular name.
1972 M.R. Levyns in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. VI. 369Kersbos, Bush guarri (Euclea racemesa)...The name kersbos or kersiebos is sometimes also applied to Euclea polyandra and E. tormentosa.
1975 W. Steenkamp Land of Thirst King 130The tkoenoebee and its equally popular companion, the kersbos berry, grow on shrubs, but two one-time favourites, the bokbessie (goat-berry) and skilpadbessie (tortoise-berry) grow on bushes.
Any of various species of shrub of the genus Euclea, especially E. polyandra, and E. tormentosa, an evergreen arborescent shrub. Also attributive, and dimunitive form kersiebossee -ie.
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