Definition of rooikrans in English:

rooikrans

(also rooikrants, rooikrantz, rooikranz)

noun

South African
  • More fully "rooikrans tree". A yellow-flowered leguminous shrub, Acacia cyclops, introduced to southern Africa from western Australia as a method of stabilizing coastal soils, and now widely naturalized there and regarded as an invasive weed.

Origin

Early 20th century. From Afrikaans rooikrans from rooi red + krans wreath, in allusion to the red aril of the seed.

Pronunciation

rooikrans

/ˈrɔɪkrans/