Definition of nenta in English:

nenta

(also t'nenta, c'nenta, ninta)

noun

South African
  • 1(A) Any of several poisonous plants of the family Crassulaceae, especially species of the genus Tylecodon (formerly Cotyledon). (b) The poisonous plant Lessertia annularis of the family Fabaceae (Leguminosae). rare.

  • 2Veterinary Medicine. A disorder of goats and sheep characterized by torticollis, convulsions, colic, collapse, and often death, caused by the ingestion of any of a variety of poisonous plants, especially of the genus Tylecodon.

Origin

Late 18th century. From Khoekhoe nenta, plant name.

Pronunciation

nenta

/ˈnɛntə/