seven year, noun phrase

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Dutch, AfrikaansShow more Translation of Dutch zevenjaart, zevenjaartje, later Afrikaans sewejaartjie, see sewejaartjie.
Used attributively in the phrases seven year bloem, seven years’ bloem /-blʊm/ [South African Dutch bloem flower (plural -en)], also seven year bloom, seven year flower: everlasting.
1847 [see everlasting].
1970 L. Croudace in J.W. Loubser Africana Short Stories 156The wax-flowered sewe-jaartjies — the little seven year flowers as they call them in the ever-practical Afrikaans —..spangled the mountains.
everlasting.

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