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Meaning of spekboom by Wiktionary Dictionary

spekboom


    Etymology

    Afrikaans for "bacon tree"

    Noun

    spekboom ( plural: spekbooms )

    1. A South African shrub, of genus Portulacaria, whose succulent leaves are used as fodder



Definition of spekboom by GCIDE Dictionary

spekboom


  1. Spekboom n. [D., lit. fat tree.] ( Bot. ) The purslane tree of South Africa, -- said to be the favorite food of elephants. Balfour ( Cyc. of India ).