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).
1971 Informant, GrahamstownYou just throw your tolofiya and watermelon skins out of the window — disgusting.
1976 E. Prov. Herald 11 Feb. 13There is big business in the unfriendly little itolofiya, to use the Xhosa name.
1976 E. Prov. Herald 13 (caption)Katie..knows a good itolofiya when she sees one.
1976 R.L. Peteni Hill of Fools 47He concluded the feast with ripe, golden tolofiya fruit.
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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