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- n. Plural form of butchershop.
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The brown bits you describe are sold in some butchershops here and are called: "kaantjes".
Now the botanists have found that this odor, which is so unpleasant to the human nostrils, does the plant a real service by attracting the common green flesh-flies, such as are seen in the butchershops in the summer-time.