Transvaal tobacco, Transvaal tulp, etc. Also abbreviated form Tvl.
The Transvaal was formerly an independent republic (known as the Transvaal Republic or South African Republic), and subsequently the northernmost province of South Africa, before being divided in 1994 into the provinces of the Northern Transvaal, Eastern Transvaal, PWV (subsequently renamed Gauteng), and part of the North West Province.
1852J.F. Churchill Diary. (Killie Campbell Africana Library MS37) MayOne of the Leaders of the Transvaal Dutch comes down to regain his farms.
1901Gardener 12 Jan. 1049The Transvaal Daisy..has been a bright patch for a long time...The large flame-coloured flowers..are a particularly fine sight.
1904Tvl Agric. Jrnl Oct. 185The Transvaal kweekgras is shorter and more of a surface grass than the Bermuda grass.
1913M.M. CleaverYoung S. Afr. 2I disliked..the acceptance of the Transvaal Burgher Right.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 510Transvaal tobacco, Tobacco grown in the Transvaal is very mild, and..is generally preferred to any other.
1917R. MarlothDict. of Common Names of Plants 83Tulp (tulip). Several poisonous Irids: Homeria collina, the Geel (yellow) –;..H. pallida, the Transvaal –. Moraea polystachya, the Blauw – of the Karoo, etc.
1921W.C. ScullyHarrow 7The artful suggestio falsi..that the Transvaal Boer..had..developed into a brutal robber.
1929Handbk for Farmers (Dept of Agric.) 199 (captions)Cape Blue Tulp. Transvaal Yellow Tulp.
1935J.W. Mathews inJrnl of Botanical Soc. of S. Afr.XXI. 13In a publication on Lawns and Lawnmaking, by the Division of Botany, it says of the Regte Kweek (Cape Province) Cynodon incompletus: ‘A surface creeping grass of the coastal districts of the Cape that resembles very much the Transvaal Kweek (Cynodon hirsutus), but is less hairy and a deeper green in colour’.
1969T.H. EverettLiving Trees of World 285A fine African member of the genus [Diospyros] is the jakkalsbessie, West African ebony or Transvaal ebony (D. mespiliformis), which becomes 70 feet tall with a trunk diameter of 3 feet.
1971J.A. BrownReturn 42Cameron had..coarse, dry Transvaal tobacco that crackled in the bowl.
1971Baraitser & ObholzerCape Country Furn. 279Kiaat is also known as blood wood, Transvaal teak and Kehatenhout.
1991G.E. Gibbs Russell et al.Grasses of Sn Afr. 97Cynodon transvaalensis Transvaal quick grass.
The former name of an area north of the Vaal River, used attributively or in combination to designate anyone or anything from this area; found particularly in plant names, as
Hence Transvaalian/ˌtrɑnsˈvɑːlɪən/adjectiveobsolete, of or pertaining to the Transvaal; Transvaalitenoun, Geology, a mineral consisting mainly of black oxide of cobalt, resulting from the alteration of cobalt arsenide, found near Middelburg (Eastern Transvaal); and as adjective, of the Transvaal (however, quotation 1873 could reflect a noun usage); Transvalernoun, also Transvaaler/ˌtrɑnsˈvɑːlə/, one born or resident in the Transvaal; see also the often derogatory terms Vaalie, Vaalpens (sense 2 b).
1873F. BoyleTo Cape for Diamonds 77He complains bitterly of the meddlesome and greedy nation of the Free State against its neighbours, Kaffir and Transvaalite.
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