satansbos, noun

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Also with initial capital.
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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, satans Satan’s + bos bush.
The plant Solanum elaeagnifolium of the Solanaceae, a noxious weed with a deep, spreading root system, introduced from the southern states of America.
[1966 Henderson & Anderson Common Weeds 276Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav. Silwerblaar Bitterappel; Satansbos...Silverleaf Bitter Apple.]
1972 Grocott’s Mail 22 Feb. 3Assistance in the campaign against Satansbos had also been announced, yet unless drastic steps were taken against the weed, the country was likely to be on its way to an infestation like that of jointed cactus.
1975 E. Prov. Herald 18 Apr.Satansbos was introduced to South Africa in pig food which was fed to animals at Kendrew in 1925, and since then has spread to all four provinces and South West Africa.
1977 E. Prov. Herald 28 Nov. 4He urges farmers to watch out for satansbos in the areas under irrigation. This weed can spread quickly and ruin irrigable land.
The plant Solanum elaeagnifolium of the Solanaceae, a noxious weed with a deep, spreading root system, introduced from the southern states of America.
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