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moederkappie, noun

Forms:
Also moederkapje.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African Dutch, DutchShow more Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch moederkapje), literally ‘mother-bonnet’, from Dutch moeder mother + kap hood + diminutive suffix -ie; see quotation 1966.
A name given to any of several species of Orchidaceae which have bonnet-shaped flowers, especially Disperis capensis, Bonatea speciosa, and Pterygodium catholicum. Also Englished form muttercap. See also Hottentot bonnet (Hottentot noun sense 6 a).
1887 J. Mackinnon S. Afr. Traits 124Here is the Pride of Table Mountain and the Muttercap, two of the twenty-five species of orchids that exist in South Africa.
[1983 M.M. Kidd Cape Peninsula 116Disperis villosa...Moederkappie.]
A name given to any of several species of Orchidaceae which have bonnet-shaped flowers, especially Disperis capensis, Bonatea speciosa, and Pterygodium catholicum. Also Englished form muttercap.

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