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kokerboom, noun

Forms:
koekerboom, koker boemShow more Also koekerboom, koker boem, kookerboom.
Plurals:
kokerbooms, kokerbome /ˈkʊəkə(r)bʊəmə/, kokerbomen /ˈkʊəkə(r)bʊəmən/.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, koker case, sheath, quiver + boom tree; see quotation 1776.
1. The tree aloe Aloe dichotoma of the Liliaceae, growing in arid regions to a height of nine metres, and having a tapered trunk with porous, cork-like timber, upward-growing branches, and a roundish crown; quiver tree. Also attributive.
1774 F. Masson Jrnl. 2 Nov. in Phil. Trans. of Royal Soc. (1776) LXVI. 309We found a new species of aloe here, called by the Dutch Koker Boom, of which the Hottentots make quivers to hold their arrows; it being of a soft fibrous consistence, which they can easily cut out.
1993 Weekend Post 17 July (Leisure) 7A solitary kokerboom stands in the foreground.
2. With defining word: baster kokerboom [see Baster adjective], Aloe pillansii; giant quivertree, see quiver tree sense 2.
1990 [see Baster adjective].
The tree aloe Aloe dichotoma of the Liliaceae, growing in arid regions to a height of nine metres, and having a tapered trunk with porous, cork-like timber, upward-growing branches, and a roundish crown; quiver tree. Also attributive.
baster kokerboomsee Basteradjective, Aloe pillansii; giant quivertree, see quiver tree2.

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