Definition of haakdoring in US English:

haakdoring

noun

South African
  • Any of various trees or shrubs having hooked thorns, especially the blackthorn, Acacia mellifera subsp. detinens, or similar species of the genus Acacia, and (now less commonly) the grapple-plant, Harpagophytum procumbens.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Burchell (1781–1863), explorer and naturalist. In some forms from South African Dutch haakdoorn from haak hook + doorn.

Pronunciation

haakdoring

/ˈhɑːkdʊərɪŋ/