Definition of quiver tree in US English:

quiver tree


  • A tropical aloe which forms a tree, the hollow branches of which were formerly used by the San (Bushmen) as quivers.

    Aloe dichotoma, family Liliaceae (or Aloaceae)

    • ‘The quiver tree is indigenous to the hot, dry southern part of Namibia.’
    • ‘Here you find the most extreme desert adapted fauna and flora including Hartmann's Mountain zebra, chameleons, 1,000 year old welwitschia mirabilis and quiver trees.’