Definitions

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  • noun South Africa A type of sweet snack food consisting of dried apricot made into a pulp and flavoured with salt and sugar.

Etymologies

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From Dutch mebos, from Japanese 梅干し (umeboshi, "dried plum").

Examples

  • I have bought some Cape 'confeyt'; apricots, salted and then sugared, called 'mebos' -- delicious!

    Letters from the Cape

  • Dried fruit and fruit rolls, mebos, dates or fruit dainties

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  • Dried fruit and fruit rolls, mebos, dates or fruit dainties

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  • Also, one of my sources attributed mebos to Afrikaans, probably (my italics) from the Japanese umeboshi.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3

  • Nippostrongylus kendo kyu nisei kesa-gatame kyudo No keyaki linked verse nogaku kiaki mai noh kibei maiko nori kiku makimono norimon Kikuchi mama-san norito kikumon mamushi noshi kikyo mana notan ki-mon matsu nunchakus kimono matsuri oban kimono sleeve matsuyama, adj. obang kin mebos obe kiri medaka obi kirigami Meiji odori kirimon menuki ofuro kirin metake o-goshi koan miai oiran mikado ojime sub mikan Okayama, adj. kobang Mikimoto Okazaki kobe, adj.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 1

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