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  • n. A bush (Aspalanthus linearis) from which rooibos tea is made.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. South African shrub having flat acuminate leaves and yellow flowers; leaves are aromatic when dried and used to make an herbal tea


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  • One of the things about rooibos is that its flavor is naturally a bit sharp, so blends have to take that into account.

    Year of the Tiger Tea (Republic of Tea) | Tea Derivations

  • "The implication of this settlement is that the word rooibos may now be freely used in any product by any distributor whilst the brand name of a product e.g." Annique Rooibos "will still be protected by intellectual property laws."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "The word rooibos is as South African as the words biltong, braaivleis and rugby," according to John Mann, a representative of rooibos farmers in Wuppertal.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The company insists that the export of the tea and its by-products under the name rooibos was in direct conflict with its trademark.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The word rooibos had been registered as a trademark in the

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But I forgot: you can flavour those too, and I can, without hesitation, highly recommend the peach rooibos, which is a delightful concoction, and a coconut white tea, which provides a similar effect to a nice mild orgasm.

    Tea and seminar thingies:

  • So, bit by bit, the tea in the house had dwindled down to the desperate situation I was in yesterday morning: I had some African rooibos, another kind of rooibos that my wife owned and, because my sister was out of town, I could have a pot of her expensive white tea, mostly because she wasn't there to stop me.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Limited, Watkins-Burke and Forever Young had signed an agreement that the word "rooibos" had become too generic of nature to be able to be registered as a trademark.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • United States importer over its use of the name "rooibos" to market

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • An American firm, Burke International, says it acquired a trademark giving it exclusive rights to use the word "rooibos" and to import the increasingly popular tea into the U.S.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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