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vygebosch, noun

Forms:
fei-bosch, vigenboschShow more Formerly also fei-bosch, vigenbosch, vygebosch.
Plurals:
vygebosse /ˈfeɪxəbɔsə/, or (formerly) vygebosches.
Origin:
South African Dutch, Dutch, AfrikaansShow more South African Dutch, from Dutch vijg fig + linking phoneme -e- + bosch bush. (The modern Afrikaans form is vyebos).
obs.
vygie.
1795 C.R. Hopson tr. of C.P. Thunberg’s Trav. II. 35The field was here of the Carrow kind, and the sheep were said to feed on those succulent plants, the Mesembryanthemums (vygebosches).
[1988 Le Roux & Schelpe Namaqualand 21Many vyebosse of the Mesembryanthemaceae like Ruschia.., Leipoldtia..and Drosanthemum.]
vygie.

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