koskas, noun

Plurals:
 koskaste, koskasse.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, kos food + kas cupboard.
A low cupboard used in the past for storing food. See also kas sense 1.
1971 Baraitser & Obholzer Cape Country Furn. 261Country koskas with one gauze door...In modern usage, the word koskas refers to small cupboards irrespective of whether they incorporate a method of ventilation or not. There seems to be no doubt that some small cupboards without ventilation were used as koskaste.
1987 P. Sullivan in Living June 24Amongst the Africana furniture..is a koskas dated around 1720. Not only is it the most valuable article in the house, but it is the only known example of its kind.
A low cupboard used in the past for storing food.

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