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naboom, noun

Forms:
Also gnaarboom, naaboom.
Plurals:
nabooms, occasionally ‖nabome /ˈnɑːbʊəmə/.
Origin:
Afrikaans, Khoikhoi, NamaShow more Afrikaans, probably from a Khoikhoi word (perhaps related to Nama !na- /ǂna/ big, strong) + boom tree.
Any of several species of tree of the genus Euphorbia, especially E. tetragona and E. ingens. Also attributive. See also chandelier sense 3, and milk-bush sense (b) at milk sense 2.
1875 S.W. Dell in Cape Monthly Mag. XI. July 12To whom two nests I should have shown, In gnaarbooms green, to you unknown.
1977 S. Afr. Panorama Jan. 21 (caption)The majestic naboom and picturesque aloes highlight this view.
Any of several species of tree of the genus Euphorbia, especially E. tetragona and E. ingens. Also attributive.

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