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wateruintjie, noun

waater uyntie, waater uyntjeShow more Also waater uyntie, waater uyntje, water eeintje, water eintje, water euntjie, water uintje, water untjie, water uyentje, water-uyentjie, water uyntje.
South African Dutch, DutchShow more South African Dutch, water water + uintjie from Dutch ajuintje little onion.
a. waterblommetjie sense a. Also attributive.
1795 C.R. Hopson tr. of C.P. Thunberg’s Trav. I. 156The aponogeton distachyon (waater uynties, or water lilies) grew in many places, in shallow puddles of water, very plentifully, and from its white flowers that floated on the water, exhaled a most fragrant odour.
1981 S. Afr. Panorama Dec. 21He..refers to it as a wateruintjie (water onion), and gives a few recipes varying from bredie (stew) to soufflés.
b. combination
wateruintjie bredie /-ˌbriːdi/, /-ˌbrɪədi/ [Afrikaans, bredie see bredie], waterblommetjie bredie, see waterblommetjie sense b.
1950 [see waterblommetjie sense a].
1978 Daily Dispatch 26 July 11Fair-goers can taste some of these traditional dishes, including wateruintjiebredie.
waterblommetjiea. Also attributive.
, waterblommetjie bredie, see waterblommetjieb.

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