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waterblom, noun

Forms:
Formerly also water bloem.
Plurals:
waterblomme /ˈvɑːtə(r)blɔmə/, or (formerly) waterbloemen.
Origin:
See waterblommetjie.
rare
a. waterblommetjie sense a. b. A dish made from this plant. Also attributive.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 546Water bloemen, Aponogeton distachyon L. A common table dish in some parts of the Western Province, is so named in the Riversdale District.
1983 Sunday Times 18 Sept. (Mag. Sect.) 8No longer can your waterblom aficionado curl a superior lip at the up-country ignoramus who has never tasted the steamed Cape water-lilies flavoured with sorrel and a scraping of nutmeg...Waterblomme are harvested by hand.
waterblommetjiea.
A dish made from this plant. Also attributive.

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