vaal bush, noun phrase

Origin:
Afrikaans
vaalbos. Also attributive.
1873 A.F. Lindley Adamantia 4Its soil, nourishing..a few straggling bushes of a low, utterly burnt-up appearance, known as ‘Vaal bush.’
1887 A.A. Anderson 25 Yrs in Waggon I. 71Vaal bush..is in full bloom at this season of the year, giving a pleasant perfume, the leaves also being strongly scented, and when boiled in water are sometimes used for tea.
1897 F. Macnab On Veldt & Farm 73The material used was the Vaal bush blossom, most cleverly woven.
1930 S.T. Plaatje Mhudi (1975) 37Moving along the Vaalbush overlooking the gully..I noticed two men walking in the hollow gully bottom near the foot of the koppie.
1932 G.C. & S.B. Hobson in E.R. Seary S. Afr. Short Stories (1947) 150The shack appeared pitifully shabby — eight sheets of corrugated iron black with smoke, fitted together in fours, the back part covered with vaalbush.
1969 J. Meintjes Sword in Sand 46A screen of mimosa- and vaalbushes being placed a few feet in front of the pits,..to conceal the entrenched riflemen from view.
vaalbos. Also attributive.

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