aandblom

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Afrikaans aandblom (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 “aandblom” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 1.