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Ronderib, noun

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Also with small initial.
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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, literally ‘round rib’, see quotation 1934.
Now often in the phrase Ronderib Afrikander. A variety of Afrikander sheep (see Afrikander noun sense 7) raised where conditions favour animals with relatively high feeding requirements, and sometimes sub-divided into silky-haired (see blinkhaar noun2) and coarse-haired types; round-ribbed Afrikander. Also attributive. See also Van Rooy.
1934 C.P. Swart Supplement to Pettman. 145Ronderib,..A term applied to one of the two breeds of Afrikaner or fat-tailed sheep sprung from the old stock originally found in the Cape Province and Namaqualand. As the name denotes, this sheep has well-sprung ribs which distinguish it from the hardy Namaqua type found in the driest parts of South Africa which is rather flat-ribbed.
1990 Grocott’s Mail 6 July 8It seems that the fat-tailed Ronderib Afrikaner sheep can serve a useful purpose in raising the reproductive rate of Merino ewes.
A variety of Afrikander sheep (see Afrikandernoun7) raised where conditions favour animals with relatively high feeding requirements, and sometimes sub-divided into silky-haired (see blinkhaarnoun) and coarse-haired types; round-ribbed Afrikander. Also attributive.

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