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kremetart, noun

Forms:
kerrematata, kram-a-tatShow more Also kerrematata, kram-a-tat, krematart, krematat, krimmetart.
Origin:
Afrikaans, Dutch, Latin, EnglishShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch kremetart or krimmetart, apparently adaptation of cremortart, from Latin cremor tartari; or adaptation of English cream-of-tartar.
1. In full kremetartboom /-bʊəm/ [Afrikaans, boom tree]: the cream of tartar, Adansonia digitata. Also attributive.
1860 J. Sanderson in Jrnl of Royal Geog. Soc. XXX. 243The baobab, called by them the krematatboom, or cream-of-tartar tree, is abundant.
1991 I. & F. De Moor Informants, GrahamstownCremetart tree — Baobab tree.
2. obsolete. The fruit of this tree; its acidic white pulp. Also attributive.
1868 J. Chapman Trav. II. 441In this capsule numerous kidney-shaped seeds are imbedded, between fibrous divisions, in a white, pulpy, acid substance, somewhat resembling cream of tartar in taste, and hence called by the Boers ‘kram-a-tat’.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 282Krimmetart, This word is a corruption of the English ‘cream of tartar,’ and is the name given by the Dutch to the fruit of the Baobab.
the cream of tartar, Adansonia digitata. Also attributive.
The fruit of this tree; its acidic white pulp. Also attributive.

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