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tontel, noun

Forms:
tondel, tundelShow more Also tondel, tundel, tunderl.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch tondel tinder.
‘Tinder’, an element in the names of plants whose dry, woolly leaves were used in the past as tinder:
tontelblaar /-blaːr/ [Afrikaans, blaar leaf], tontelblad /-blat/ [Afrikaans, blad leaf], tontelbloem /-blum/ [Afrikaans, bloem flower], tontelboom /-bʊəm/ [Afrikaans, boom tree], tontelbos /bɔs/ [Afrikaans, bos bush, shrub], all names for Hermas gigantea of the Apiaceae;
tonteldoek /-duk/, /-dʊk/ [Afrikaans, doek head-scarf], Arctotis acaulis of the Asteraceae.
[1837 Ecklon & Zeyher Enumeratio Plantarum Africae 2256Hermas gigantea...— Incolis: Tundel-Bloom.]
1988 Smuts & Alberts Forgotten Highway through Ceres & Bokkeveld 65The Forgotten Highway has a forgotten grave. At the roadside in the shadow of the Paardeberg, and veiled by the nodding cotton-padded ‘tontelbos’, there stands a foot-high headstone.
‘Tinder’, an element in the names of plants whose dry, woolly leaves were used in the past as tinder: