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tolofiya, noun

Forms:
Also itolofiya, tolofia.
Origin:
Xhosa, AfrikaansShow more Xhosa itolofiya, adaptation of Afrikaans dorrevy (obsolete); cf. turksvy.
Turkish fig. Also attributive.
1970 A. Palmer Informant, King William’s TownTolofia are my favourite (prickly pear).
1976 R.L. Peteni Hill of Fools 75Ntabeni wallked daily up and down the path..hoping to meet Zuziwe and offer a doctored tolofiya fruit he carried in a small tin.
Turkish fig. Also attributive.

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