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taaibos, noun

Forms:
taaibosch, taayboschShow more Also taaibosch, taaybosch, taybosch.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African Dutch, DutchShow more Afrikaans from South African Dutch, from Dutch taai tough + bosch bush.
Any of several species of shrubs or trees with strong, pliable branches and tough bark, especially any of several shrubby species of Rhus (family Anacardiaceae) and Passerina (family Thymelaeaceae); the timber of this tree. Also attributive.
1821 C.I. Latrobe Jrnl of Visit 559Taaibosch, a species of Rhus, of which genus several bear the name of Taaibosch.
1989 F.G. Butler Tales from Old Karoo 34He cut a fork from an old taaibos.
Any of several species of shrubs or trees with strong, pliable branches and tough bark, especially any of several shrubby species of Rhus (family Anacardiaceae) and Passerina (family Thymelaeaceae); the timber of this tree. Also attributive.

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