buchu

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See also: bùchū and buch'u

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Khoe buku.

Noun[edit]

buchu ‎(plural buchus)

  1. A South African shrub in the genus Agathosma.
    • 1978, André Brink, Rumours of Rain, Vintage 2000, p. 41:
      Inside us, like chromosomes, lay the memories of […] guinea-fowl clicking in the early morning grass or the delicate tracks of the sandpiper, the smell of buchu and veld fires […].
  2. (South Africa) Medicinal leaves from the shrub that are often used in brandy; this is an old Dutch medicine.

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Verb[edit]

buchu

  1. third-person plural passive of byś