soutbos, noun

Forms:
Formerly also zoutbos, zoute bosch.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch zout salt + bosch bush.
a. saltbush sense a.
1878 Trans. of S. Afr. Phil. Soc. I. 24 (Pettman)Here we find..several kinds of ‘air-plants,’ ‘canne doet’s,’ or aloes, and the Zoute bosche.
1936 C. Birkby Thirstland Treks 118The sun blisters the driedoorn and the soutbos that battle to keep alive in the desert.
b. With qualifying word:
oumansoutbos /əʊman-/ rare [Afrikaans, ou old + man man], old man saltbush (see saltbush sense b).
1974 [see saltbush sense b].
saltbusha.
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