Hottentot cherry
Hottentot Hot"ten*tot, n. [D. Hottentot; -- so called from hot and tot, two syllables of frequent occurrence in their language. --Wedgwood.] 1. (Ethnol.) One of a degraded [1913 Webster]

2. The language of the Hottentots, which is remarkable for its clicking sounds; the {Khoisan} language. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Hottentot cherry} (Bot.), a South African plant of the genus {Cassine} ({Cassine maurocenia}), having handsome foliage, with generally inconspicuous white or green flowers. --Loudon.

{Hottentot's bread}. (Bot.) See {Elephant's foot} (a), under {Elephant}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hottentot — Hot ten*tot, n. [D. Hottentot; so called from hot and tot, two syllables of frequent occurrence in their language. Wedgwood.] 1. (Ethnol.) One of a degraded [1913 Webster] 2. The language of the Hottentots, which is remarkable for its clicking… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hottentot's bread — Hottentot Hot ten*tot, n. [D. Hottentot; so called from hot and tot, two syllables of frequent occurrence in their language. Wedgwood.] 1. (Ethnol.) One of a degraded [1913 Webster] 2. The language of the Hottentots, which is remarkable for its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Khoisan — Hottentot Hot ten*tot, n. [D. Hottentot; so called from hot and tot, two syllables of frequent occurrence in their language. Wedgwood.] 1. (Ethnol.) One of a degraded [1913 Webster] 2. The language of the Hottentots, which is remarkable for its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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