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pietsnot, noun

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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, Piet Pete + snot nasal mucus; see first quotation.
The creeping plant Grielum humifusum of the Rosaceae, bearing yellow flowers and having an edible root covered by a slimy film when peeled. Also pietsnotjie /-snɔɪki/ [see -ie].
1975 W. Steenkamp Land of Thirst King 130Other table-roots, as it were, that are available are the rather bitter kanna, which is boiled in goat’s milk, and the tgoubee, otherwise known by the rather unpleasant nicknames of ‘snotwortel’ (snot root) or ‘Piet Snot’, the root of which has a slimy film on it when it has been peeled.
1991 J. Cooper in Weekend Post 5 Oct. 7A bouquet of terracotta gazania, satiny flowers of grielum humifusum (pietsnot) and daisies abound in the Kamieskroom district.
The creeping plant Grielum humifusum of the Rosaceae, bearing yellow flowers and having an edible root covered by a slimy film when peeled. Also pietsnotjie-snɔɪkisee -ie.

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