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suikerbos, noun

Forms:
suikerbosch, suiker-bosjeShow more Formerly also suikerbosch, suiker-bosje, zuiker-bosch, zuyker-bosch.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African Dutch, DutchShow more Afrikaans, earlier South African Dutch zuikerbosch, from Dutch zuiker sugar + bos, bosch bush.
sugarbush. Also attributive, and suikerbossie [see -ie].
1795 [see tulp-boom].
1980 Afr. Wildlife Vol.34 No.4, 30Bossiestroop from the suikerbos (P. repens) was a cough mixture found in all self-respecting medicine chests about 100 years ago.
sugarbush. Also attributive, and suikerbossiesee -ie.

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18211980