kreupelbos, noun

Forms:
Also kreupel-bosch.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African Dutch, Dutch, Show more Afrikaans, earlier South African Dutch, from Dutch kreupel cripple + Afrikaans bos (Dutch bosch).
Any of several species of shrub or small tree of the Proteaceae, particularly the kreupelboom (sense a), Leucospermum conocarpodendron. Also attributive, and kreupelbossie [see -ie].
1821 C.I. Latrobe Jrnl of Visit (Glossary) 397Kreupel-bosch, Leucospermum conocarpum, (the fire-wood grown under the Table-Mountain.)
1946 Cape Times 5 Feb. 6He is collecting waboom and kreupelbos seeds above the Camps Bay slopes so that the bare areas..can be covered with these handsome proteas.
1966 C.A. Smith Common Names 312Kreupelbos(sie), Protea speciosa...The vernacular name was first recorded by Thunberg..as an alternative to the kreupelboom.
1972 L.G. Green When Journey’s Over 17The explorers discovered a land of eternal sand with kreupelbos and thorn trees.
1981 M. Malan in P. Dane Great Houses of Constantia 69Leucospermum conocarpodendron or Kreupelbosch.
1987 F. Von Breitenbach Nat. List of Indigenous Trees 25Leucospermum rodolentum,..Kreupelbos.
Any of several species of shrub or small tree of the Proteaceae, particularly the kreupelboom (sense a), Leucospermum conocarpodendron. Also attributive, and kreupelbossiesee -ie.

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