Definition of melkbos in English:

melkbos

(also melkbosch)

noun

South African
  • Any of various shrubs or small trees with milky sap; specifically (a) any of several shrubby or tree-sized spurges, especially Euphorbia mauritanica; (b) the Transvaal rubber tree, Diplorhynchus condylocarpon (family Apocynaceae).

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Afrikaans melkbos and its etymon South African Dutch melkbosch from melk + bosch.

Pronunciation

melkbos

/ˈmɛlkbɒs/