lekuka, noun

Plurals:
makuka, makukas.
Origin:
SeTswanaShow more SeTswana (plural makuka). For an explanation of plural uses, see le- and ma- prefix2
obs.
Among the Tswana people: milk-sack, see milk sense 1. Also attributive.
1846 R. Moffat Missionary Labours 86They boasted of..filling their makukas (milk sacks) with milk, making every heart to sing for joy.
1846 R. Moffat Missionary Labours 122The lekuka, or Bechuana milk-sack,..is made of the hide of an ox, or that of a quagga, which is said to give the milk a better flavour.
1871 J. Mackenzie Ten Yrs N. of Orange River 263The woman..had stolen some sour milk from a ‘lekuka,’ or leathern bottle, which was hanging in the sun.
1879 E.L. Price Jrnls (1956) 346We have bought some Lekuka milk tonight, too, at this cattle outpost.
1880 E.L. Price Jrnls (1956) 399The skimmed milk goes into the makuka or milk sacks.
milk-sack, see milk1. Also attributive.

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