lemon wood, noun phrase

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Calque formed on Afrikaans lemoenhout, see lemoenhout.
The tree Xymalos monospora of the Monimiaceae; its yellow-hued wood; borrie yellow, see borrie sense 2; lemoenhout.
1906 B. Davy in C.A. Smith Common Names (1966) 159The Lemonwood or Borie.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 294Lemon wood, Xymalos monospora, Harv., common in Transvaal forests.
1966 C.A. Smith Common Names 322Lemon wood, Xymalos monospora.
1972 G.L.F. Hartwig in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. VI. 583Lemonwood,..(Xymalos monospora.) Large tree belonging to the family Monimiaceae and found in the mountain forests of the Eastern Cape Province.
1990 Clinning & Fourie in Fauna & Flora No.47, 10Evergreen high forests clothe the southern slopes. The wild quince Cryptocarya liebertiana, red stinkwood Prunus africanus,..Lemonwood Xymalos monospora, [etc.].
The tree Xymalos monospora of the Monimiaceae; its yellow-hued wood; borrie yellow, see borrie2; lemoenhout.
Entry Navigation

Visualise Quotations

Quotation summary

Senses

19061990