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pypie, noun

Forms:
papie, pijpeShow more Also papie, pijpe, pijpie, pypje.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch), pyp pipe + diminutive suffix -ie; see quotation 1973.
Any of various species of indigenous plants with tubular flowers, especially species of gladiolus, ixia, and watsonia.
1907 A.R.E. Burton Cape Col. Today 250Watsonia, One of the commonest plants we have. They are known locally as pijpes.
1981 L. Bolus in P. Dane Great Houses of Constantia 73There was eager waiting for the first pypies, blue and pink.
Any of various species of indigenous plants with tubular flowers, especially species of gladiolus, ixia, and watsonia.

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