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 (roi′bôs′, -bŏs′)
A South African shrub (Aspalathus linearis) in the pea family, having green needlelike leaves that turn red when oxidized and dried and are widely used to make tea.

[Afrikaans : rooi, red (from Middle Dutch, root; see reudh- in Indo-European roots) + bos, shrub, forest (from Middle Dutch bosch, woods, forest; akin to English bush).]


1. (Plants) South African an evergreen shrub of South Africa cultivated for tea leaves
2. (Cookery) another name for rooibos tea
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Noun1.rooibos - South African shrub having flat acuminate leaves and yellow flowersrooibos - South African shrub having flat acuminate leaves and yellow flowers; leaves are aromatic when dried and used to make an herbal tea
Aspalathus, genus Aspalathus - genus of South African heathlike shrubs
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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The red bush is removed and driven to the illuminated training path to the target area indicated by the customer at a distance of 2-4 km and spread and leveled.
Starting in September, events will be held at both Cafe Blanca and Red Bush Tea and Coffee Company, featuring live performances from talented local artists.
Ajiri--the name means employ in Swahili--tea is available in Black Tea, Black Tea with Lemon, Black Tea with Mango, Black Tea with Ginger and Organic Rooibos South African red bush tea.
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She announces her intention to relax in the shade of an expansive acacia tree and drink red bush tea to her heart's content.
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Due to be made available in a variety of colours, including Chamomile Yellow, Red Bush and Earl Grey, it would be able to cover 40 miles on a single cup.
After generating strong sales with its raw shea, chamomile and argan baby collection, Sundial rolled out several more items at the chain, including olive and marula and red bush and babassu head-to-toe wash and shampoo and lotion.