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witteboom, noun

wittebome /ˈvətəˌbʊəmə/, and (formerly) witteboomen.
South African Dutch, DutchShow more South African Dutch, from Dutch witte combining form of wit white + boom tree.
The silver tree, Leucadendron argenteum.
[1799 Lady A. Barnard S. Afr. Century Ago (1925) 83Her Ladyship..is soon to present the Regiment with their colours, in which the Whitletomb [sic] (native of this country) is happily blended and united with the Royal Oak.]
1972 Palmer & Pitman Trees of Sn Afr. I. 493Witteboom..is believed to grow naturally only in the Cape Peninsula.
The silver tree, Leucadendron argenteum.

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