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 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's bread — noun thick edible rootstock of elephant s foot • Syn: ↑Hottentot bread • Hypernyms: ↑root • Part Holonyms: ↑elephant s foot, ↑tortoise plant, ↑Hottentot bread vine, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hottentot's bread — Elephant El e*phant ([e^]l [ e]*fant), n. [OE. elefaunt, olifant, OF. olifant, F. [ e]l[ e]phant, L. elephantus, elephas, antis, fr. Gr. ele fas, ele fantos; of unknown origin; perh. fr. Skr. ibha, with the Semitic article al, el, prefixed, or fr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hottentot's bread — 1. elephant s foot. 2. the edible rhizome of this plant. [1725 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hottentot's bread vine — noun South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark • Syn: ↑elephant s foot, ↑tortoise plant, ↑Hottentot bread vine, ↑Dioscorea elephantipes • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hottentot bread — noun thick edible rootstock of elephant s foot • Syn: ↑Hottentot s bread • Hypernyms: ↑root • Part Holonyms: ↑elephant s foot, ↑tortoise plant, ↑Hottentot bread vine, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hottentot bread vine — noun South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark • Syn: ↑elephant s foot, ↑tortoise plant, ↑Hottentot s bread vine, ↑Dioscorea elephantipes • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hottentot-bread — rauplėtoji dioskorėja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dioskorėjinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Dioscorea elephantipes), paplitęs pietų Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dioscorea elephantipes angl. elephant s foot; Hottentot bread vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • elephant's-foot — noun 1. South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark • Syn: ↑tortoise plant, ↑Hottentot bread vine, ↑Hottentot s bread vine, ↑Dioscorea elephantipes • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Mem …   Useful english dictionary

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