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nuwejaarsblom, noun

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Also nieuwjaarsblom, and with initial capital.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, earlier nieuwjaarsblom, from Dutch nieuw new + jaar year + euphonic -s- + blom flower; so called because it flowers in mid-summer.
The plant Gladiolus cardinalis of the Iridaceae, known for its bright scarlet flowers.
1917 R. Marloth Dict. of Common Names of Plants 141G. cardinalis, Nieuwjaarsblom.
1992 S. Johnson in Afr. Wildlife Vol.46 No.4, 178Few flowers can compete with the beauty of..the nuwejaarsblom (Gladiolus cardinalus).
The plant Gladiolus cardinalis of the Iridaceae, known for its bright scarlet flowers.

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