dassiepis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Afrikaans dassiepis.

Noun[edit]

dassiepis (uncountable)

  1. (South Africa) hyraceum: the solidified urine of a dassie, used in folk medicine to treat epilepsy.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of dassie (hyrax) +‎ pis (piss, pee).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈda.siˌpəs/
  • Hyphenation: das‧sie‧pis

Noun[edit]

dassiepis (uncountable)

  1. dassiepis, hyraceum
    Synonyms: dassiesweet, klipsweet

Descendants[edit]

  • English: dassiepis