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morogo, noun

Forms:
marog, marogoShow more Also marog, marogo, merogo, moeroga, morog, morongo, muroch.
Origin:
Sotho, seTswanaShow more Sotho and seTswana, ‘amaranthus’, ‘wild spinach’, ‘vegetables’.
Note:
In both senses also called imifino and wild spinach (see wild sense a).
a. Any of several species of edible leafy plants, traditionally cooked and eaten as a vegetable by African peoples.
1940 V. Pohl Bushveld Adventures 73The leaves and tender tops of a certain plant, which they use to make a delicious bread — they call it muroch — now mature and so become unfit for consumption.
1992 C. Kuppelwieser in Living Mar. 33The Carolina mission had a large garden in which wild spinach, called Morogo, used to grow.
b. A traditional dish made from these plants.
1970 E. Schearkogel Informant, Hennenman (OFS)Marog. A stew of vegetables cooked like spinach.
1994 K. Botha in Sunday Times 25 Dec. 15I can eat pap and marog with squatters and drink a toast to our new President. I am a citizen of the new South Africa.
Any of several species of edible leafy plants, traditionally cooked and eaten as a vegetable by African peoples.
A traditional dish made from these plants.

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