aandblom

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Afrikaans evening flower, aand (evening) + blom (flower)[1]

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Noun[edit]

aandblom (plural aandbloms)

  1. (South Africa) Any of several, typically evening blooming, flowers related to the Iris, in particular of the genus Hesperantha. [First attested in the late 18th century.][1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 1