fynbos

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From Afrikaans fynbos (fynbos), from Afrikaans fyn (fine) and bos (bush).

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fynbos (uncountable)

  1. (botany) Vegetation unique to the Cape Floral Kingdom made up chiefly of proteaceae, restios and Ericaceae.
    • 1992, Reader's Digest, The Great South African Outdoors
      The southern and western Cape is the home of a unique type of vegitation known as fynbos. Covering around 90 000 square kilometers of often harsh terrain, fynbos is made up of approximately 6 000 different plant species.

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  • Readers Digest: The Great South African Outdoors: Readers Digest 1992.