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klapper, noun1

Forms:
Also clapper, klopper.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African Dutch, MalayShow more Afrikaans, earlier South African Dutch, adaptation of Malay kelapa coconut.
1. [Named for the similarity between the fruit casing and the shell of a coconut; or (see quotation 1917) influenced by Afrikaans klapper rattler, see klapper noun2.] Either of two small trees, Strychnos pungens or S. spinosa of the Loganiaceae, bearing hard-shelled edible fruit; this fruit; monkey orange sense 1; also (especially formerly) called wild orange (see wild sense a). Also attributive.
1863 W.C. Baldwin Afr. Hunting 199We had a capital lunch from some wild fruit about three times the size of an orange, called a clapper. It has a hard shell outside, which one must batter against a tree to crack or break.
1993 S. Brink in House & Leisure Dec. 59My ever-inventive mother decorated a wonderful tree with gold-painted klappers (a hardy subtropical fruit the size of a tennis ball) and blood-red pomegranates.
2.
a. The coconut. Also attributive.
1891 H.J. Duckitt Hilda’s ‘Where Is It?’ 238Tart (Cocoa-nut). (‘Klapper-Taart.’ From a very old Dutch Book.)
1925 H.J. Mandelbrote tr. of O.F. Mentzel’s Descr. of Cape of G.H. II. 132The klapper ’nut is much larger in size than the average ostrich-egg...The rind is hard as wood...While the fruit is still immature it is filled with a milky fluid which oozes out immediately the shell is pierced.
b. combinations
klapper oil, klapperolie /ˈklapərˌuəli/ [Afrikaans, olie oil], coconut oil;
klappertert /-tɛrt/, formerly also klappertaart, and diminutive form klappertertjie /-tɛrki/ [Afrikaans, tert from Dutch taart (+ -ie)], a traditional sweet tart filled with coconut .
1920 R. Juta Tavern 104Sis! man! I hate the smell of a Malay girl’s hair; klapper oil — foulest smell on earth.
1988 F. Williams Cape Malay Cookbk 95The ladies sample a colourful assortment of cakes, biscuits, melktert and klappertert.
Either of two small trees, Strychnos pungens or S. spinosa of the Loganiaceae, bearing hard-shelled edible fruit; this fruit; monkey orange1; also (especially formerly) called wild orangewilda. Also attributive.
The coconut. Also attributive.
, a traditional sweet tart filled with coconut

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