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sweet thorn, noun phrase

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AfrikaansShow more Translation of Afrikaans soetdoring; see quotation 1992.
The shrub or small tree Acacia karroo of the Fabaceae, with long, straight, glossy-white paired thorns, and small, golden-yellow, fluffy flowers; doringhout; Karoo thorn, see Karoo sense 3; soetdoring sense 1; also called doringboom. Also attributive.
1970 S. Stander in Farmer’s Weekly 16 Dec. 50Among the sweet-thorns which lined the river, a dove sang low.
1992 D.M.C. Fourie in Philatelic Bulletin (No. 61)Sweet thorn is considered to be an indicator of sweet veld, but its common name refers to the sweet-scented flowers which attract masses of bees and other insects.
The shrub or small tree Acacia karroo of the Fabaceae, with long, straight, glossy-white paired thorns, and small, golden-yellow, fluffy flowers; doringhout; Karoo thorn, see Karoo3; soetdoring1; also called doringboom. Also attributive.

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